Maya Jasanoff: Richard Burton
9 March 2006
Show More The Highly Civilised Man: Richard Burton and the Victorian World by Dane Kennedy.
Harvard, 354 pp., £17.95, September 2005, 0 674 01862 1Show More
“... Trieste, it has been said, is a nowhere of sorts: unreal, isolated, out of time, attractive to exiles, unknown to almost everybody else. So it was an apt city to serve as the final home of a man regarded as one of the most unreal, isolated and timeless figures of the Victorian era. Richard Burton arrived in the Adriatic port in 1873 as Britain’s consul. He had pretty much seen everything. He had ...”