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Burton was a linguist of dazzling ability, speaking 29 languages and 11 dialects. He wrote 43 books on his travels and two volumes of poetry.
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In addition to translating The Arabian Nights, he translated six volumes of Portuguese literature, two volumes of Latin poetry, and four volumes of Neapolitan, African, and Hindu folklore. Burton, together with Forster Fitzgerald Arbuthnot, created The Kama Shastra Society to print and circulate books that would be illegal to publish in public.
This society fulfilled his ability to write about his deep interest in sexuality. Best known in this vein is his translation of The Kama Sutra, printed by the society in He was working on an English translation from the French edition of the arabic erotic guide called The Perfumed Garden. Interspersed with these there are a number of stories which are intended to give context and amusement.
According to the introduction of Colville's English translation, Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Nafzawi probably wrote The Perfumed Garden sometime between and The reputation acquired by this work in the Arab world was similar to that of the Arabian Nights. Help Centre. Track My Order.
The Perfumed Garden – Sheikh Nefzawi (1888) (1st ed)
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