Pilpay's Fables

Pilpay's Fables

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

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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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  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 199.6 x 218.4 x 16.8mm | 539.78g
  • 01 Jul 2006
  • Orchid Press Publishing Limited
  • Bangkok
  • English
  • 9745240281
  • 9789745240285
  • 1,330,715

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