King Vikram and the Vampire: Classic Hindu Tales of Adventure, Magic, & Romance

King Vikram and the Vampire: Classic Hindu Tales of Adventure, Magic, & Romance

by Richard Francis Burton

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"The Baital-Pachisi, or Twenty-five Tales of a Baital is the history of a huge Bat, Vampire, or Evil Spirit which inhabited and animated dead bodies. It is an old, and thoroughly Hindu, Legend composed in Sanskrit, and is the germ which culminated in the Arabian Nights, and which inspired the "Golden Ass"; of Apuleius, Boccacio's "Decamerone,"; the "Pentamerone,"; and all that class of facetious fictitious literature."

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ISBN-13: 9781412159203
Publisher: eBooksLib
Publication date: 04/21/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 298 KB

About the Author

Sir Richard F. Burton (1821-1890) was one of the greatest traveler-explorers of history, whose life has recently been chronicled both in biography (Captain Sir Richard Burton) and film (Mountains of the Moon). Famous as the translator of The 1001 Arabian Nights, Burton also searched for the headwaters of the Nile, and was the discoverer of the central lakes of Africa. Orientalist, prolific author, and member of the Royal Geographic Society, he was one of the most remarkable and controversial men of his century.

Table of Contents


Preface to the First (1870) Edition


The Vampire's First Story
In which a Man deceives a Woman

The Vampire's Second Story
Of the Relative Villany of Men and Women

The Vampire's Third Story
Of a High-minded Family

The Vampire's Fifth Story
Of the Thief who Laughed and Wept

The Vampire's Sixth Story
In which Three Men dispute about a Woman

The Vampire's Seventh Story
Showing the exceeding Folly of many wise Fools

The Vampire's Eighth Story

Of the Use and Misuse of Magic Pills

The Vampire's Ninth Story
Showing that a Man's Wife belongs not to his Body but to his Head

The Vampire's Tenth Story
Of the Marvellous Delicacy the Three Queens

The Vampire's Eleventh Story

Which Puzzles Raja Vikram


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