A Rage to Live: A Biography of Richard and Isabel Burton ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Mary S. Lovell

A Rage to Live: A Biography of Richard and Isabel Burton

W. W. Norton & Company
Publication date: July 2000
ISBN: 9780393344554
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

List price:
$18.95
Our price:
$16.99

You save: $1.96 (10%)
GET THIS EBOOK
FOR FREE!
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!

An "extraordinary biography" (New York Times Book Review) of a brilliant pair of adventurers.

Their marriage was both improbable and inevitable. Isabel Arundell was a schoolgirl, the scion of England's most distinguished Catholic family. When she first saw him while walking at a seaside resort, Richard Burton had already made his mark as a linguist (he was fluent in twenty-nine languages), scholar, soldier, and explorer--at once a symbol of Victorian England's vision of empire and an avowed rebel against its mores. When she turned and saw him staring after her, she decided that she would marry him. By their next meeting, Burton had become the first infidel to infiltrate Mecca as one of the faithful, and, in an expedition to discover the source of the Nile, would soon be the first white man to see Lake Tanganyika. After being married, the Burtons traveled and experienced the world, from diplomatic postings in Brazil and Africa to hair-raising adventures in the Syrian desert. In later life Richard courted further controversy as a self-proclaimed erotologist and the translator of The Kama Sutra. Based on previously unavailable archives, Mary Lovell has written a compelling joint biography that sets Isabel in her proper place as Burton's equal in daring and endurance, a fascinating figure in her own right.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
A Rage to Live: A Biography of Richard and Isabel Burton ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
5312 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Mary S. Lovell
The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Mary S. Lovell
The Sound Of Wings: The Life Of Amelia Earhart
Mary S. Lovell
St. Martin's Griffin, February 2014
ISBN: 9780312587338
Format: ePub
Our price: $7.99
The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Mary S. Lovell
The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family
Mary S. Lovell
W. W. Norton & Company, June 2011
ISBN: 9780393324143
Format: ePub
List Price: $18.95 Our price: $16.99
Straight on Till Morning: The Life of Beryl Markham ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Mary S. Lovell
Straight on Till Morning: The Life of Beryl Markham
Mary S. Lovell
W. W. Norton & Company, May 2011
ISBN: 9780393339154
Format: ePub
List Price: $15.95 Our price: $13.99
The Churchills: In Love and War ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Mary S. Lovell
The Churchills: In Love and War
Mary S. Lovell
W. W. Norton & Company, May 2011
ISBN: 9780393062304
Format: ePub
List Price: $18.95 Our price: $16.99