November 7, 2005 30-SECOND PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Dane Kennedy to Discuss His New Biography of Famed Victorian Richard Burton on Nov. 30

Press Contact: Donna Urschel (202) 707-1639
Public Contact: Center for the Book (202) 707-5221

Sir Richard Burton, one of the most intriguing figures of Victorian Era Great Britain, who was a daring adventurer, prolific writer, prodigious linguist and translator of “The Arabian Nights” and “Kama Sutra,” will be the subject of a book talk at the Library of Congress. Historian Dane Kennedy will discuss his new book “The Highly Civilized Man: Richard Burton and the Victorian World,” at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the Mary Pickford Theater in the James Madison Building at First and Independence Avenue Southeast in Washington, D.C.

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PR 05-243
2005-11-07
ISSN 0731-3527