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Goa And The Blue Mountains Or Six Months Of Sick Leave

Richard F. Burton

""Goa And The Blue Mountains Or Six Months Of Sick Leave"" is a travelogue written by the famous explorer, Richard F. Burton. The book chronicles his six-month stay in the Indian state of Goa and the nearby Blue Mountains, where he was recuperating from an illness. Burton's vivid descriptions of the local culture, customs, and traditions, as well as his observations on the flora and fauna of the region, make for a fascinating read. He also delves into the history of Goa, which was a Portuguese colony at the time of his visit, and provides insights into the social and political climate of the area.The book is divided into two parts - the first part describes his time in Goa, while the second part covers his travels to the Blue Mountains. Throughout the book, Burton's wit and humor shine through, making it an enjoyable and entertaining read.Overall, ""Goa And The Blue Mountains Or Six Months Of Sick Leave"" is a must-read for anyone interested in travel writing, Indian history, and culture. It is a valuable addition to the literary works of Richard F. Burton, one of the most celebrated explorers of the 19th century.This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the old original and may contain some imperfections such as library marks and notations. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions, that are true to their original work.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
  • Publish Date: May 15th, 2006
  • Pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.85in - 1.24lb
  • EAN: 9781428608009
  • Categories: Essays & TraveloguesGeneralMemoirs