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sad story of Burton, Speke, and the Nile, or, Was John Hanning Speke a cad?

looking at the evidence

by W. B. Carnochan

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Published by Stanford General Books in Stanford, Calif .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Nile River,
  • Nile River Valley
    • Subjects:
    • Speke, John Hanning, 1827-1864,
    • Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890 -- Travel -- Nile River,
    • Explorers -- Nile River -- History -- 19th century,
    • Nile River -- Discovery and exploration,
    • Nile River Valley -- Discovery and exploration

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.

      Other titlesSad story of Burton, Speke, and the Nile, Was John Hanning Speke a cad?
      StatementW. B. Carnochan.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDT117 .C37 2006
      The Physical Object
      Paginationp. cm.
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3411417M
      ISBN 100804753253, 080475571X
      LC Control Number2005027482

      Synonyms for Speke in Free Thesaurus. Antonyms for Speke. 2 synonyms for Speke: John Hanning Speke, John Speke. What are synonyms for Speke? Between and , five explorers, all British, took on the seemingly impossible task of discovering the source of the White Nile. Showing exceptional courage and extraordinary resilience, Richard Burton, John Hanning Speke, Samuel Baker, David Livingstone and Henry Morton Stanley risked their lives and their reputations in the name of this.


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Maitland, Alexander, Speke. This is a study of the famous controversy between Richard Burton and John Hanning Speke, fellow explorers who quarreled over Speke's claim to have discovered the source of the Nile during their African expedition in Speke died of a gunshot wound, probably accidental, the day before a scheduled debate with Burton in Burton has had the upper hand in subsequent accounts.

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By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that. Synopsis This is a study of the famous controversy between Richard Burton and John Hanning Speke, fellow explorers who quarreled over Speke's claim to have discovered the source of the Nile during their African expedition in Speke died of a gunshot wound, probably accidental, the day before a scheduled debate with Burton in   "The Sad Store of Burton, Speke, and the Nile is a fascinating whodunit "--Wall Street Journal "Bliss Carnochan cuts through the mythology surrounding Burton's character and the events leading to Speke's tragic death with a lucid and sensitive analysis of the documents.

He does so with relish for his tale and no loss of its inherent drama."/5(4). Burton has had the upper hand in subsequent accounts.

Speke has been called a “cad.” In light of new evidence and after a careful reading of duelling texts, Carnochan concludes that the case against Speke remains unproven-and that the story, as normally told, displays the inescapable uncertainty of.

The Sad Story of Burton, Speke, and the Nile; or, Was John Hanning Speke a Cad. Looking at the Evidence By W. Carnochan Stanford University Press, Read preview Overview. The Complete Works of Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton, including his journal articles, together with the standard biographies, numerous portraits, images and critical commentary.

Supplemented by the Complete Works of Isabel Burton, and John Hanning Speke. Free and unexpurgated. Jealous but charismatic Sir Richard Burton managed to push travelling partner John Speke out of the historical limelight African explorer John Hanning Speke in Author: Dalya Alberge.

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Carnochan: : Kindle Store. Sad story of Burton, Speke, and the Nile ; or, was John Hanning Speke a cad?. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford General Books, (DLC) (OCoLC) Named Person: John Hanning Speke; Richard Francis Burton, Sir; Richard Francis Burton, Sir; John Hanning Speke; Richard Francis Burton; John Hanning Speke: Material Type.

The Sad Story of Burton, Speke, and the Nile; or Was John Hanning Speke a Cad. By W. Carnochan Stanford, pages, $45 ($ paper) It is April John Hanning Speke was born on 4 May in Bideford in Devon.

He was commissioned into the British army in and posted to India where he served in the Punjab and travelled in the Himalayas. Product Information: This is a study of the famous controversy between Richard Burton and John Hanning Speke, fellow explorers who quarreled over Speke's claim (which was accurate) to have discovered the source of the Nile in the course of their joint expedition to central Africa in the s.

Get this from a library. The sad story of Burton, Speke, and the Nile ; or, was John Hanning Speke a cad?: looking at the evidence. [W B Carnochan]. Burton and Speke is a historical novel by William Harrison recounting the expedition of the search for the source of the Nile by the famous Victorian explorer, linguist and anthropologist Sir Richard Burton and English aristocrat and amateur hunter John Hanning Speke.

The book was adapted for film in by Harrison and director Bob : William Harrison. THE DISCOVERY OF THE SOURCE OF THE NILE By John Hanning Speke John Hanning Speke, born Served in the Punjab but left in to explore Somaliland.

Discovered Lake Tanganyika with Burton, and Lake Victoria independently. Was, with Grant, the. This curious, small, but highly intelligent book by W. Carnochan, emeritus professor of the humanities at Stanford University, deals with the strained relationship between the two British adventurers Richard Burton () and John Hanning Speke () in their legendary search for the source of the Nile.

The Sad Story of Burton, Speke, and the Nile: Or, Was John Hanning Speke a Cad. Stanford: Stanford General Books, xii + pp. $ (paper), ISBN Reviewed by Lawrence Dritsas (Science Studies Unit, University of Edinburgh) Published on H. When he sighted the southern end of Lake Victoria on 3 AugustJohn Hanning Speke (b) realized that he had discovered the “source” of the White Nile, the most important tributary of the Nile proper, and so had “almost, if not entirely, solved a problem which it has been the first geographical desideratum of many thousand years to ascertain, and the ambition of the first Cited by: 4.

John Hanning Speke (–) Author of Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile. Includes the names: J.

Speke, John H. Speke, John Henning Speke, Speke John Hanning, John Hanning Speke. John Hanning Speke. Dover Publications,p, rebound ex-library hardcover, no dust jacket with the usual library stamps/marks/card pocket, text clean. The Sad Story of Burton, Speke, the Nile; or, Was John Hanning Speke a Cad.

Looking at the Evidence by W. Carnochan (pp. ) Review by: Nora K. Hoover. "Les Sources Du Nil - Journal de Voyage Du Capitaine John Hanning Speke" by John Speke / E.D. Forgues (translator) Hachette, Paris - edition - French p, 25cmx20cm - condition: very good, rebound in attractive red leather binding, complete with frontispiece, all plates and maps.

French Hachette edition of Speke's account of his momentous discovery of Lakes Victoria and Tanganyika. The sad story of Burton, Speke, and the Nile ; or, was John Hanning Speke a cad?: looking at the evidence by W. B Carnochan () The devil drives: a life of Sir Richard Burton by Fawn McKay Brodie (Book).

Bliss Carnochan is the Richard W. Lyman Professor of Humanities, Emeritus, and was director of the Stanford Humanities Center from to Carnochan's research and writing has focused on 18th-century literature in its cultural and historical settings.

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