A Life of Sir Richard Burton
Fawn M. Brodie
The Devil Drives - A Life of Sir Richard Burton
New York: Norton, 1967
One of the true Victorian eccentrics and geniuses, Burton was a legendary scholar, explorer, linguist and raconteur.
He penetrated the forbidden cities of Mecca, Medina and Harar, 'discovered' Lake Tanganika and translated the erotic classics of the East and Africa, as wells being an amateur botanist, poet and swordsman.
This is the remarkable story of his life and travels.