Vikram and the Vampire or Tales of Hindu Devilry by Sir Richard F. BurtonIsabel Burton (Editor)Ernest Griset (Ilustrator) Vikram and the Vampire or Tales of Hindu Devilry
by Sir Richard F. Burton
Isabel Burton (Editor)
Ernest Griset (Ilustrator)

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Editorial Review
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.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Cosimo Classics
  • ISBN-10: 1-61640-191-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-61640-191-7
  • Sales Rank #3396842
  • Published on: April 01, 2010
  • Number of items: 1
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 290 pages

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