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by Fawn M. Brodie

ISBN: 0393301664
ISBN13: 978-0393301663
Language: English
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (July 17, 1984)
Pages: 408
Category: Historical
Subategory: Memoris

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The Devil Drives: A Life of Sir Richard Burton was published in May 1967 and was chosen as a featured . Newell G. Bringhurst (1999). Fawn McKay Brodie: a biographer's life. University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 978-0-8061-3181-8.

The Devil Drives: A Life of Sir Richard Burton was published in May 1967 and was chosen as a featured selection by both the Literary Guild Book Club and the History Book Club.

Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton would be a worthy study for anyone interested in the potentials of the . This in-depth look at Richard Burton will likely lead you to well over a dozen wonderful books

Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton would be a worthy study for anyone interested in the potentials of the human being. A man of multiple talents and achievements, to count and adequately summarize them all would be an improbable task. This in-depth look at Richard Burton will likely lead you to well over a dozen wonderful books. I did not realize that Burton had turned down General Gordon's offer of the position of governor of the Sudan. The position eventually went to Rudolph Slatin (author of Fire and Sword in the Sudan), who ended up spending 13 years as prisoner of the Mahdi.

Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton would be a worthy study for anyone interested in the potentials of the human . Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 15 years ago. The Devil Drives by Fawn Brodie is the life story of Sir Richard Burton, a hero of mine

Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton would be a worthy study for anyone interested in the potentials of the human being. This man accomplished more in a lifetime than most of us mere mortals could in several. The Devil Drives by Fawn Brodie is the life story of Sir Richard Burton, a hero of mine. Burton was driven by the desire to acquire knowledge; he faced his own mortality frequently to acquire new 'firsts;' but he was also a complex man of numerous contradictions.

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So Richard Francis Burton, preparing for an exploration of the lower Congo in 1863, wrote to Monckton . For this major biography of one of the most baffling heroes of any era, Fawn M. Brodie has drawn on original sources and a newly discovered collection of letters and papers.

So Richard Francis Burton, preparing for an exploration of the lower Congo in 1863, wrote to Monckton Milnes from the African kingdom of Dahomey. His answer, "the Devil drives," applies not only to his geographical discoveries but also to the whole of his turbulent life. Burton was a true man of the Renaissance. He was soldier, explorer, ethnologist, archaeologist, poet, translator, and one of the two or three great linguists of his time.

His answer, "the Devil drives," applies not only to his geographical discoveries but also to the whole of his turbulent life. He was also an amateur physician, a botanist, a geologist, a swordsman, and a superb raconteur. W. Norton & Company.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Devil Drives a Life of Sir Richard . Author: Fawn Brodie ISBN 10: 0907871232. Title: Devil Drives Item Condition: New. Will be clean, not soiled or stained.

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Richard Burton's life offers dazzling riches. He was one of the greatest Victorian explorers, an innovative translator and brilliant linguist, a prolific travel writer, a pioneer in the fields of anthropology and sexual psychology, a mesmeric lover, a spy and a publisher of erotica. Fawn Brodie has created a vivid portrait of this remarkable man, who emerges from the richly textured fabric of his time.

a life of Sir Richard Burton. Published 1986 by Eland in London. Explorers, Biography. Richard Burton Sir (1821-1890), Richard Francis Burton Sir (1821-1890). Originally published, London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1967. Includes bibliography and index.

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Good Condition: A book that has been read, but is in good condition. Minimal damage to the book cover eg. scuff marks, but no holes or tears. If this is a hard cover, the dust jacket may be missing. Binding has minimal wear. The majority of pages are undamaged with some creasing or tearing, and pencil underlining of text, but this is minimal.

"Brilliant. . . . [Brodie's] scholarship is wide and searching, and her understanding of Burton and his wife both deep and wide. She writes with clarity and zest. The result is a first class biography of an exceptional man."―J. H. Plumb, New York Times Book Review

Starting in a hollowed log of wood―some thousand miles up a river, with an infinitesimal prospect of returning! I ask myself "Why?" and the only echo is "damned fool! . . . the Devil drives!" So Richard Francis Burton, preparing for an exploration of the lower Congo in 1863, wrote to Monckton Milnes from the African kingdom of Dahomey. His answer, "the Devil drives," applies not only to his geographical discoveries but also to the whole of his turbulent life. Burton was a true man of the Renaissance. He was soldier, explorer, ethnologist, archaeologist, poet, translator, and one of the two or three great linguists of his time. He was also an amateur physician, a botanist, a geologist, a swordsman, and a superb raconteur. He penetrated the sacred Muslim cities of Mecca and Medina at great risk and explored the forbidden city of Harar in Somaliland. He searched for the sources of the White Nile and discovered Lake Tanganyika. Burton's passion was not only for geographical discovery but also for the hidden in man. His enormous erudition on the sexual customs of the East and Africa, long confined by the pruderies of his time, finally found expression in the notes and commentary to his celebrated translation of the unexpurgated Arabian Nights. For this major biography of one of the most baffling heroes of any era, Fawn M. Brodie has drawn on original sources and a newly discovered collection of letters and papers.
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Kanal
Comment: "For all those Burton iconclast worshippers out there, I guess it is and was common knowledge that Brodie wrote perhaps the finest biography on Burton. I had read two other bios, and although I never tire of a good Burton biography, this was perhaps the best. His early days in Sind are well recounted, he views on love, sex in the subcontinent, and his famous days in Mecca and African adventures are well told here... perhaps more than many it deals well with his initial frienship with John Hanning Speke...knowing that they were so different in personality it is perhaps inevitable that they fell out, but Brodie, also captures the spark of a respect that endured in Burton. The two men had shared immesurable pain and hardship, they relied upon each other to stay alive... In the end, the argument of the true source of the Nile may have just been the rift that separated two personalities that were already very far apart in temperment and opinion and stood no chance to get back together.

The book details more about the early life of Burton on the continent, the fact that he never considered himself British and functioned best when outside of British public life. Viewed as little better than a vagabond Burton functioned around the edges of British society, never staying very long in England (and usually hating it when he had to) and then being only regarded enough to obtain minor British Legation positions around the fringes of the world - his time spent as British Commissioner in Fernando Po in Equitorial Guinea after he had published a slough of books was only one case in point. His prediliction with the overly exotic (read sex), made him a hightly inconvenient person among upper-class circles.

I did not know that Brodie was the master of the psychological interpretation of historical personalities before reading this book. I think that more or less insulated me from this interpretation which, though strong, does not at all overwhelm the book.

Masterful... thank you Joe for the great recommendation. "

Maximilianishe
The Devil Drives: A Life of Sir Richard Burton was a fascinating biography of an extraordinary man . I read the book originally many years ago, but through various moves, I lost my copy, but. I got it again from Amazon, and I read it on vacation to. HI, it's worth reading a second time

Katius
Almost on a par with John Mack's definitive work on Lawrence of Arabia. This in-depth look at Richard Burton will likely lead you to well over a dozen wonderful books. I did not realize that Burton had turned down General Gordon's offer of the position of governor of the Sudan. The position eventually went to Rudolph Slatin (author of Fire and Sword in the Sudan), who ended up spending 13 years as prisoner of the Mahdi. There must be a few men of this caliber out there today, but I don't have a clue who they are and what they are up to.

Gralsa
Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton would be a worthy study for anyone interested in the potentials of the human being. A man of multiple talents and achievements, to count and adequately summarize them all would be an improbable task. This man accomplished more in a lifetime than most of us mere mortals could in several. As a 19th century British explorer, he stands with the legendary - Livingston, Stanley, Baker and Speke. What set him apart from these luminaries, towers above in fact, was is scholarship. His writing talents, publishing countless volumes, his uncanny lingual gift, (twenty-five languages, including several dialects that amount to over forty) and his inroads into anthropology, ethnology, religion and archaeology, make him one of the truly great individuals of the Victorian age. Brodie's treatment of Burton is a worthy tribute to the man, and after reading over four other life histories of Sir Richard; I can say with all honesty, that it is one of the best.

I have to admit that I have a severe aversion to that sixties literary trend of applying Freudian psychoanalysis in a biographical study. It is difficult enough analysing the living, let alone the dead and gone. Brodie is guilty of this method in this biography; however, she does it without taking anything away from the subject. Most all the typical psychoanalytical symptoms are present: the Oedipus complex, latent homosexuality, and preoccupations with sex in general. Brodie's analyses, though, is not a closed shop - she remains open to her subject. In other words, her psychoanalytic musings do not cloud the uniqueness and larger than life qualities of this man. It's a side issue, and therefore can be ignored.

What is so startling about Burton was his enormous passion to know, his tireless travels and recordings of the unknown and exotic. He not only was everything mentioned above, but a poet of talent, geologist, amateur physician, expert swordsman and skilful spy. A precursor to Freud, he studied the sexual customs of many cultures and was a fierce critic of Victorian values on the subject. This man's curiosity knew no bounds and he ensured he did not waste a minute of his sixty-nine years - a relatively short life considering what the man accomplished.

There are many biographies about Burton, but this one seems to encapsulate the man's spirit and zest for life. Brodie writes an enthralling biography and anyone interested in this towering figure of the 19th century, this text is highly recommended.

Laizel
In his lifetime, Sir Richard Burton was a man who generated extreme responses. He was either loved or vilified. Being multicultural, extremely intelligent, and brashly honest put him at odds with the deeply repressed, conventional Victorian society and British civil service which surrounded him. By the standards of his day, he was a renegade - and proud of it.

To know this intensely passionate - and in many ways - deeply private, man would be a daunting task for any biographer. But Fawn Brodie has done an admirable job of delving deep, and produced a portrait of great sensitivity and balance.

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