Cart
  • Free Shipping on all orders in Australia
  • Over 7 million books in stock
  • Proud to be B-Corp
  • We aim to be carbon neutral by 2022
  • Over 120,000 Trustpilot reviews
Item 1 of 0
From the Sierras to the Pampas By F.J. McLynn

From the Sierras to the Pampas by F.J. McLynn

Condition - Very Good
$18,99
Only 4 left

Summary

In 1860 Richard Burton travelled America investigating slavery, Mormonism, the position of women and Red Indians. He was posted as Consul to Brazil in 1865. He travelled in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Peru. This book deals with Burton's experiences in the Americas.

From the Sierras to the Pampas Summary

From the Sierras to the Pampas: Richard Burton's Travels in the Americas, 1860-69 by F.J. McLynn

In 1860 Richard Burton was at a crossroads in his life. Most of his great feats had been accomplished and the foundations of his fame as Arabist and African explorer were laid. Uncertain whether or not to marry and upset by his rift with his former companion, Speke, Burton decided to tour America. For nine months he travelled through every state of the Union and Lower Canada, investigating slavery, Mormonism, the position of women and red Indians etc. He returned to Britain and married, but in 1865 was posted as Consul to Brazil. For the next four years Burton travelled in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Peru, recording his impressions and meeting notable figures. This book deals with Burton's years in America and it throws new light on Burton's character.

Additional information

GOR001967310
9780712637893
0712637893
From the Sierras to the Pampas: Richard Burton's Travels in the Americas, 1860-69 by F.J. McLynn
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Ebury Publishing
1991-07-04
262
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - From the Sierras to the Pampas