The following is a personality profile of Richard Francis Burton based on his work.
Richard Francis Burton is shrewd and somewhat inconsiderate.
He is laid-back, he appreciates a relaxed pace in life. He is unstructured as well: he does not make a lot of time for organization in his daily life. But, Richard Francis Burton is also empathetic: he feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them.
More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for discovery.
He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done. Considers helping others to guide a large part of what he does: he thinks it is important to take care of the people around him.
The original book, published in two volumes, has been stripped of 75% of its text (the sections authored by Isabel Burton and co-author C Tyrwhitt Drake), all of the illustrations, and its original ... Read More
Richard Burton was not an unbiased observer, but he was an interested and educated one, so that in spite of his biases, he was a faithful and articulate observer of things that are no longer there. ... Read More