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Burton and Speke A Novel about the Great African Explorers by William Harrison

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Published by St. Martin"s Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • 1821-1890,
  • Burton, Richard Francis,,
  • Fiction,
  • Sir,,
  • Speke, John Hanning,

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10385869M
ISBN 100312108745
ISBN 109780312108748
OCLC/WorldCa234279641

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"A detective story with an important scholarly subtext, a rattling good travelers' tale that is also a deep and unresolved tragedy, The Sad Story of Burton, Speke, and the Nile holds the reader's attention from beginning to end." (Nicolas Barker editor of The Book Collector)/5(2). John Hanning Speke, DNB Entry Times Obituary and Inquest Report. H.B. Thomas on Speke's Death. Speke accompanied Richard Francis Burton on his Somali Expedition, then again on the East Africa expedition, which aimed to find the sources of the Nile. The expedition discovered Lake Tanganyika in , and explored part of its extent.   Speke's enemies, led by Burton, were preparing a savage attack on him at a debate in Bath. But Speke died suddenly in Corsham, while climbing a wall holding a : Dalya Alberge. Speke died of a gunshot wound, probably accidental, the day before a scheduled debate with Burton in Burton has had the upper hand in subsequent 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 /5(4).

  The eight-page supplement to Speke’s book, What Led to the Discovery of the Source of the Nile, was referred to by the explorer as . COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle . Buy Burton and Speke 1 by Harrison, William (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(3). 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, .

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 . 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 . Read this book on Questia. 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 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.