Cover of Richard Burton: To the Holy Shrines

Richard Burton To the Holy Shrines

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Book information

Penguin Books Ltd

UK

2007

Paperback

112

Standard

213825

978-0-14-102538-4

0-14-102538-7

Annotation

Disguised as a Persian dervish, Sir Richard Burton set out to become the first Christian to penetrate the Muslim shrines of Medina and Mecca - a reckless stunt that would have resulted in his being executed if discovered. Endlessly observant, amused, boastful and engaging, Burton here describes his time in Cairo (including a memorable drinking contest with a ferocious Albanian mercenary captain), his crossing of the Red Sea in a crazily overloaded pilgrim boat and his arrival in the fabled Nejd.

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