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Trenchant observations and clever wit from a young man who risked his life to visit Mecca in disguise. If you love history, read this.Published 8 months ago by Marcia Yiapan
I agree with the above reviewer: 'A Riot'. This is easily one of the funniest books I've ever read. It's like some Boys Own Gone Wrong. Read morePublished 21 months ago by JLW
This was an interesting story about an Englishman who traveled throughout the Mideast disguised as a Muslim (I think about the late 1800s). Read morePublished 23 months ago by Sharon A. Crowe
I have an old copy of this book, purchased for 50 cents at a used book shop. Liked it so well that I got a digital copy. Read morePublished on September 10, 2013 by B. Pocker
Having read a biography of Sir Richard Burton, I wanted to read something he wrote himself. He isn't the best writer ... Read morePublished on August 29, 2013 by Shirley Sacks
Sir Richard Burton wrote his "Personal Narrative" of his travels to Mecca and Medina in modern Saudi Arabia, which he began in 1853. Read morePublished on April 11, 2012 by Rory M
I haven't read this volume yet, but wanted to leave a review to note that this is Volume 2, beginning with Chapter XXI. Read morePublished on June 4, 2011 by Mark Betz