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Burton and Speke.

William Harrison

Burton and Speke.

by William Harrison

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Published by W.H. Allen in London .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL22824684M
ISBN 100491030924

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This quaint little volume attempts to put Speke's personality in perspective. At best it is a superficial attempt and the size of the book symbolizes the lack of profound reason to make Speke appear not as he was. Let us be honest, Richard Burton, a brilliant mind and a total renaissance man was an opinionated, cynical, domineering type, no 3/5(1). Only two books were published by Speke--the "Journal" of , which follows, and its sequel--"What Led to the Discovery of the Source of the Nile," which appeared in the year of his death, Introduction.

  Upon Speke's return to England, fellow explorer Captain Richard Burton would not accept Speke's claim to have discovered the Nile's source, for which he felt there was no conclusive evidence. Burton believed that the true source was 'his' Lake Tanganyika. Burton felt belittled and was infuriated by Speke's account in Blackwood's Edinburgh : John Hanning Speke. Burton's best-known achievements include travelling in disguise to Mecca, making an un-bowdlerised translation of The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night (the collection is more commonly called The Arabian Nights in English because of Andrew Lang's abridgement) and the Kama Sutra and journeying with John Hanning Speke to discover the Great.


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Burton and Speke by William Harrison Download PDF EPUB FB2

This is a scrupulously researched historical novel. I know because I was married to Mr. Harrison when we traveled across Africa and England researching Mr. Burton and Mr. Speke. I'm biased but also a critical reader and I think this is a beautifully written novel about friendship, betrayal, adventure and character.5/5(3).

Great novelization of the relationship between John Hanning Speke and Sir Richard Francis Burton, the famous 19th century African explorers. They are the British pair who are credited with finding Lake Victoria, the source of the Nile, and this book covers their harrowing journey and the strained, combative relationship afterwards.4/5.

Burton and Speke (A Star book). Author:Harrison, William. Book Binding:Paperback. All of our paper waste is recycled within the UK and turned into corrugated cardboard. World of Books USA was founded in Harrison, known primarily for fiction of a feverish, melodramatic kind, makes a surprisingly sober historical novel out of the contrasting, intertwined careers of Nile explorers Sir Richard Burton and John Speke: while emphasizing Speke's supposed psychosexual hangups, the narrative sticks close to the year-by-year facts throughout--which, though conscientious, sometimes.

The relationship between Burton and Speke is the heart and soul of this book. Their differences become more profound the deeper their adventure takes them and finally Speke leaves Burton as he goes for the glory for himself.

Burton's life comes to a sad end for such a richly led life. This is an incredible book.5/5(3). Great novelization of the relationship between John Hanning Speke and Sir Richard Francis Burton, the famous 19th century African explorers.

They are the British pair who are credited with finding Lake Victoria, the source of the Nile, and this book covers their harrowing journey and the strained, combative relationship afterwards/5(2).

Burton would publish The Lake Regions of Central Africa inattacking Speke for a paucity of evidence and for unsubstantiated speculations; byanother expedition to Africa would see. THE SEARCH FOR THE SOURCE OF THE NILE: Correspondence between Captain Richard Burton,Captain John Speke and others, from Burton’s unpublished East African Letter Book; TOGETHER WITH OTHER RELATED LETTERS AND PAPERS IN THE COLLECTION OF Quentin Keynes, ESQ.

NOW PRINTED FOR THE FIRST TIME. Edited, with a Biographical. The author argues that, while Burton is justifiably admired as a linguist and swordsman and for his "staggering 50 books", including translations of works such as the Kama Sutra, Speke was "looked Author: Dalya Alberge.

Burton and Speke is a historical novel by William Harrison recounting the expedition of the search for the source of the Nile by the famous Victorian explorer, linguist and anthropologist Sir Richard Burton and English aristocrat and amateur hunter John Hanning : William Harrison.

Burton and Speke reach Ujiji on Lake Tanganyika. /07/ East Africa. Speke leaves Taborah/Kazeh for the Nyanza. /08/ East Africa. Speke returns from the Nyanza. /02/ East Africa. Burton and Speke reach the coast of Konduchi.

/03/ East Africa. Return to Zanzibar. /03/ East Africa. Burton and Speke leave Zanzibar. Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG FRGS (/ ˈ b ɜːr t ən /; 19 March – 20 October ) was a British explorer, geographer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer, and was famed for his travels and explorations in Asia, Africa and the Americas, as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and mater: Trinity College, Oxford.

Book Overview The source of the River Nile was one of the great mysteries of the Victorian age. On an expedition with Richard Burton which reached Lake Tanganyika, Speke went on alone to investigate rumours of the lake he would later name Victoria and proclaim the source of the Nile.

The Complete Works of Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton, including his journal articles, together with the standard biographies, numerous portraits, images and critical commentary.

Supplemented by the Complete Works of Isabel Burton, and John Hanning Speke. This is a study of the famous controversy between Richard Burton and John Hanning Speke, fellow explorers who quarreled over Speke's claim to have discovered the source of the Nile during their African expedition in Speke died of a gunshot wound, probably accidental, the day before a scheduled debate with Burton in Burton has had the upper hand in.

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Harrison, known primarily for fiction of a feverish, melodramatic kind, makes a surprisingly sober historical novel out of the contrasting, intertwined careers of Nile explorers Sir Richard Burton and John Speke repetition, a slow pace, and a lack of dramatic shaping reasonably convincing, never too sensationalized--though the dutiful historical digressions (Burton's US travels, his /5(2).

First Footsteps in East Africa. Burton was now widely known for his skills and knowledge wherefore the Royal Geographical Society supported another exploration to Somalia and beyond to discover places no European had seen before.

John Hanning Speke joined the adventurer after three months but unfortunately, it is believed that the group was attacked by.

Burton's illness prevented him accompanying Speke on the latter's visit to the lake now known as Victoria Nyanza. During this expedition Speke reached the most southerly point of the lake, and gave it its present name.

Speke arrived back in England in the spring ofBurton being left behind on account of his illness. Burton and Speke in Central Africa, Livingstone had just left Loanda and was making his way across Africa from west to east, when an English expedition set forth to find the Great Lakes still lying solitary and undiscovered, although they were known to exist.

John Hanning Speke was born in Devon on 4 May to Georgina Hanning and William Speke. He served in the British Indian Army in the Punjab from and took the opportunity to travel through Tibet and the Himalaya. Despite a passion for travelling, his introduction to exploration was somewhat inadvertent.Rejoining Burton and Herne, the trio eventually managed to escape in a boat passing along the coast.

The expedition was a severe financial loss and Speke’s natural history specimens from his earlier leg were used to make up for some of it. Speke handed Burton his diaries that Burton used as an appendix in his own book on his travels to Harrar.

The legendary true-story of Capt. Richard Francis Burton and Lt. John Hanning Speke's tumultuous expedition to find the source of the Nile river/10(K).