Richard F Burton
Sir Richard Burton was a diplomat, orientalist, and eccentric. He was a gifted linguist, and his command of the Arabic language allowed him to blend in among the Arabs. In 1853, he performed Haj, the pilgrimage to Mecca that every Muslim is expected to make, at a period when such an act by a European may have resulted in death. During his stint as a Foreign Office official, he published a number of travel books, but he is most known for his unexpurgated translation of The Arabian Nights. He worked on a translation of The Perfumed Garden for the last fourteen years of his life, but Lady Burton burnt it after his death.
- The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana: The Classic Burton Translation
- The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights
- The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night - Volume 1 (Dodo Press)
- The Book of the Sword: A History of Daggers, Sabers, and Scimitars from Ancient Times to the Modern Day
- Under Milk Wood and other plays (Classic Drama)