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Selected Papers on Anthropology, Travel and Exploration

By: Richard Francis Burton
Narrated by: Russell Stamets
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Summary

Finding from my own personal experience how troublesome it is to hunt through piles of dusty old volumes, I have decided to make a small selection of these papers which I consider are not only rare and very interesting, but which also give an insight into the varied activities and achievements of Burton’s crowded life.

Even if local libraries fail to yield an old volume of some magazine long since withdrawn from circulation, one is almost certain of finding it at the British Museum. But then the British Museum is accessible only to a comparative few, and even those few will find that back numbers of journals, etc., are stored away in a distant building and several days’ notice has to be given before a required volume can be procured. Finally, some of the Burton pamphlets are so rare that the chance of finding them is little less than an impossibility. It will, I think, be realized that such a volume as this will not be superfluous, for, apart from saving people an enormous amount of trouble, it will give them further insight into the life-work of one of the greatest men of the Victorian era.

Public Domain (P)2020 Russell Stamets
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  • Categories: History

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Lion read by donkey.

Explorer, anthropologist,linguist,.
Fascinating story ruined by a narrator who should not have been left unsupervised.
The book itself was fascinating,the words of a real life adventurer who Indiana Jones wants to be when he grows up.
I would recommend this book to anyone who has any interest in learning about a man whose life really was more incredible than fiction.
But find the book not this presentation .When the narrator can't pronounce quay he doesn't inspire confidence that any of the many foreign names are correct either.

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  • 02-05-21

kind of a real Indiana jones

I love this audio book. Burton was the most exciting explorers of the last great age of discovery. The narrator does a superb job of presenting these papers in audio format.