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Vikram and the Vampire or Tales of Hindu Devilry - Richard F Burton

Vikram and the Vampire or Tales of Hindu Devilry

By: Richard F Burton, Lady Isabel Burton (Editor), Ernest Griset (Illustrator)

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Published: 12th April 2010
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Soldier, explorer, and adventurer, British author CAPTAIN SIR RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON (1821-1890) is perhaps best remembered for his notoriously unexpurgated translations of The Arabian Nights and the Kama Sutra, which scandalized-and titillated-Victorian readers. Lesser known, however, is his intriguing collection of classic Hindu tales of adventure, magic, and romance, first published in 1870. Enlivened by Burton's own imagination-he was the first to translate them from Sanskrit-these stories purport to demonstrate "the exceeding folly of many wise fools," "the use and misuse of magic pills," "that a man's wife belongs not to his body but to his head," "the marvellous delicacy of three queens," and more. This obscure, delightful work is a fascinating look at both Indian mythology and Victorian cultural anthropology.

ISBN: 9781616401917
ISBN-10: 1616401915
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 12th April 2010
Publisher: Cosimo Classics
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.37