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Sir Richard Burton

Explorer, Author (19-Mar-1821 — 20-Oct-1890)


Fawn M. Brodie. The Devil Drives: A Life of Sir Richard Burton. New York: W. W. Norton and Company. 1967. 390pp.

Isabel Burton. The Life of Captain Richard F. Burton. London: Chapman & Hall. 1893. (2 vols.) 606pp. + 664pp. Sanitized life of Burton.

Jean Burton. Sir Richard Burton's Wife. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1941. 378pp. Biography of Isabel Burton.

James A. Casada. Sir Richard F. Burton: A Bibliographical Study. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall and Co.. 1990.

Seton Dearden. The Arabian Knight: A Study of Sir Richard Burton. London: Arthur Barker. 1953. 256pp.

Seton Deardon. Burton of Arabia: The Life Story of Sir Richard Francis Burton. New York: National Travel Club. 1937. 334pp.

Walter Phelps Dodge. The Real Sir Richard Burton. London: T. Fisher Unwin. 1907.

Allen Edwardes. Death Rides A Camel: A Biography of Sir Richard Burton. New York: The Julian Press. 1963. 422pp.

Byron Farwell. Burton: A Biography of Sir Richard Burton. London: Longmans. 1963. 431pp.

Michael Hastings. Sir Richard Burton: A Biography. London: Hodder and Stoughton. 1978. 288pp.

Francis Hitchman. Richard F. Burton: His Early, Private and Public Life: With an Account of his Travels and Explorations. London: Sampson, Low. 1887. (2 vols.)

Mary S. Lovell. A Rage to Live: A Biography of Richard and Isabel Burton. London: Little, Brown & Co.. 1998. 910pp.

Frank McLynn. From the Sierras to the Pampas: Richard Burton's Travels in the America, 1860-69. London: Century. 1991. 223pp.

Norman M. Penzer. An Annotated Bibliography of Sir Richard Francis Burton. London: A. M. Philpot. 1923.

Edward Rice. Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton. Scribner's Sons. 1990. 522pp.

Georgiana M. Stisted. The True Life of Capt. Sir Richard F. Burton. London: H. S. Nichols. 1896. 419pp. Written by his niece, with the authority and approval of the Burton family.

Thomas Wright. Life of Sir Richard Burton. London: Everett and Co.. 1906. (2 vols.) 291pp. + 291pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.235)

  6. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.64)

  7. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.154)

  8. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.80)

  9. Atlantic: Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts (p.115)

  10. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.80)

  11. Legends in Their Own Time (p.38)

  12. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.161)

  13. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.70)

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