Pilpay's Fables

Pilpay's Fables

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Introduction by Tom Cox, By (author) Sir Richard Francis Burton

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  • Publisher: Orchid Press Publishing Limited
  • Format: Hardback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 200mm x 218mm x 17mm | 540g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Bangkok
  • ISBN 10: 9745240281
  • ISBN 13: 9789745240285
  • Sales rank: 2,005,141

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This is a translation of a recently discovered manuscript, containing Sanskrit tales written over 2000 years ago, in which each tale - acted out by a cast of animals and people - is intended to offer an important lesson in life, often one that evolves from the protagonists' various misfortunes. Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) - soldier, explorer, linguist, anthropologist, literatus - is perhaps best known as co-discoverer (with partner John Hanning Speke), of the source of the Nile, and the first translator into English of the 'Thousand And One

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