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There is a glossary at the back of the book, but it seemed that every time I looked for a word, it was missing.
In each story, Burton's adventures unfold from the perspective of outside observers, most often those who accompanied him in his travels.
Burton is known for his exotic travel adventures all over the world in the 19th century, and was a linguist who spoke 29 languages!
An amazing man who led an amazing life, and this book brings it all to life for the reader. Years ago the BBC produced a wonderful series on the search for the source of the Nile,... Read morePublished on March 19, 2011 by C. Gallardo
This is a great bio of a truly giant of a man. Those who have read biographies of or works by Sir Richard Francis Burton will enjoy this. Others, perhaps not as much. Read morePublished on July 5, 2010 by James Percy
This was an excellent selection! Burton was truly a universal man, and the book read like the wind! Great book! Read morePublished on March 16, 2010 by Ted Bright
Richard Burton led a fascinating life and accomplished remarkable feats. He wrote books about much of what he did. However, I find his writing annoying and less than enlightening. Read morePublished on March 4, 2010 by K. C. Virta
"Collector of Worlds" is a fictional account of three extended journeys in the life of the great Victorian explorer/translator Sir Richard Francis Burton: to India, Arabia, and... Read morePublished on February 26, 2010 by Michael Gunther
The writer and the subject Richard Burton have a critical thing in common,place. Whilst Burton was one of the first in the "place' Troyanov has been there and brings the colour and... Read morePublished on February 6, 2010 by Dr. George Wittingslow
And what a great book it is. Or rather 3 books. One covers Richard Burton's time in India, told through both his own voice and that of his servant. Read morePublished on January 17, 2010 by Guy R. Hearn
A very interesting novel about Sir Richard Burton, this book focuses on three segments of his life: his time in British India during which he translated the Kama Sutra, his... Read morePublished on December 13, 2009 by F. Orion Pozo
Some readers who write literature reviews may not agree with my opinion, but this novel is one of the very few books written with a culture-free ethnocentrism, although persons of... Read morePublished on October 21, 2009 by User_S2