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Title The Highly Civilized Man : Richard Burton and the Victorian World / Dane Kennedy.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, [2005]


 Internet  Electronic Book    AVAILABLE
Description 1 online resource (362 pages) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
In English.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed October 27 2015).
Subject BIOGRAPHY and -- AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Adventurers and -- Explorers.
Explorers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Scholars -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Travel -- Budget.
Travel -- Hikes and -- Walks.
Travel -- Museums, Tours, Points of Interest.
Travel -- Parks and -- Campgrounds.
Travel -- Reference.
Travel -- Road Travel.
Travel -- Special Interest -- Adventure.
Travel -- Special Interest -- Ecotourism.
Great Britain.
Genre Biographies.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Introduction -- I. The Gypsy -- II. The Orientalist -- III. The Impersonator -- IV. The Explorer -- V. The Racist -- VI. The Relativist -- VII. The Sexologist -- VIII. The Afterlife -- A Note on Sources -- Notes -- Acknowledgements -- Index.
Summary Though best remembered as an adventurer who entered Mecca in disguise and sought the source of the White Nile, Richard Burton contributed so forcefully to his generation that he provides us with a singularly panoramic perspective on the world of the Victorians. Engagingly written and vigorously argued, this book is an important contribution to our understanding of a remarkable man and a crucial era.