About the Author
Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) was an English explorer, author, translator, linguist, and orientalist. Though he published over forty books and countless articles during his life, only two were original works. He is best known for his translations, in particular his translations of One Thousand and One Nights and The Kama Sutra.
Table of ContentsVolume 1: Preface; 1. Landing at the Tio Gabão (Gaboon River); 2. The departure; 3. Geography of the Gaboon; 4. The minor tribes and Mpongwe; 5. To Sánga-Tánga and back; 6. Village life in Pongo-land; 7. Return to the River; 8. Up the Gaboon River; 9. A specimen day with the Fán cannibals; 10. To the Mbíka (Hill); 11. Mr., Mrs, and Master Gorilla; 12. Corisco. Volume 2: 1. From Fernando Po to Loango Bay; 2. To Sao Paolo de Loanda; 3. The festival; 4. The cruise along shore; 5. Into the Congo River; 6. Up the Congo River; 7. Boma; 8. A visit to Banza Chisalla; 9. Up the Congo to Banza Nokki; 10. Notes on the Nzadi or Congo River; 11. Life at Banza Nokki; 12. Preparations for the march; 13. The march to Banza Nkulu; 14. The Yellala of the Congo; 15. Return to the Congo mouth; 16. The slaver and the missionary in the Congo River; 17. Concluding remarks; Appendix.