The Vampire's Seventh Story. Showing the Exceeding Folly of Many Wise Fools.
Sir Richard Francis Burton (19 March 1821 – 20 October 1890) was an British explorer, poet, writer, translator, linguist, ethnography, hypnotist, fencer and diplomat. He was famous for his research in Asia and Africa, as well as its exceptional knowledge of languages and different cultures. Burton was a captain in the army of the East India Company, serving in India (and later, briefly, in the Crimean War). In life, Burton was a very controversial figure. Although many considered him a hero, others saw him as an unprincipled adventurer. One of the most famous of his books is the translation of the Book of the Thousand and One Nights in 10 volumes (1885). "The Vampire's Seventh Story. Showing the Exceeding Folly of Many Wise Fools." is a excellent short story by Sir Richard Francis Burton. This book tells the story of Brahma Vishnu Swami. He could write verse as well as prose in dead languages, not very correctly, but still, better than all his fellows - which constituted him a distinguished writer. Soon, this man's life must will change dramatically, under the pressure of a heavy circumstance.