A. S. Byatt is the author of The Biographer's Tale, Elementals, and the Booker Prize winning novel Possession, among other books. She lives in London.
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Richard F. Burton (1821-1890) was a British explorer, writer, soldier, linguist, poet, and diplomat. He was a prolific and erudite author and wrote numerous books and scholarly articles about such subjects as human behavior, travel, fencing, sexual practices, and ethnography.