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The life of William Beckford

John W. Oliver

The life of William Beckford

by John W. Oliver

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Published by Norwood Editions in Norwood, Pa .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Beckford, William, 1760-1844.,
    • Authors, English -- 18th century -- Biography.,
    • Travelers -- Great Britain -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby J. W. Oliver.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR4092 .O4 1977
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 343 p. ;
      Number of Pages343
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4558618M
      ISBN 100848220315
      LC Control Number77029090
      OCLC/WorldCa3608543

      THE VISION is a most unusual book by a most unusual young man. William Beckford () was about seventeen when he wrote this strange, surreal tale of mystic revelation. He may have written it to impress a tutor, the St. Petersburg born Alexande. Explore books by William Beckford with our selection at Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £

      William Beckford (English Authors) by Gemmett, Life at Fonthill Letters of William Beckford. Published by Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and. william beckford of fonthill Download william beckford of fonthill or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get william beckford of fonthill book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want.

      Shop the latest titles by William Beckford at Alibris including hardcovers, paperbacks, 1st editions, and audiobooks from thousands of sellers worldwide. WILLIAM BECKFORD( - )(Also wrote under the pseudonyms Lady Harnet Marlow and Jacquetta Agneta Manana Jenks) English novelist and travel rd is primarily remembered for his novel Vathek (), which has been consistently hailed as a seminal contribution to the genre of oriental romance, and less consistently as part of the Gothic tradition.


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A classic among Gothic novels, the book is a masterpiece of fantastic invention and bizarre detail. Among Beckford’s other published works are accounts of his travels, two parodies of Gothic and sentimental novels, and a journal, Life at Fonthill, – This article was most recently revised and updated by Robert Lewis, Assistant Editor.

The Complete Works of William Beckford William Thomas Beckford was an English novelist, a profligate and consummately knowledgeable art collector and patron of works of decorative art, a critic, travel writer and sometime politician, reputed at one stage in his life to be the richest commoner in England.

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William Beckford’s most popular book is Vathek. Buy a cheap copy of Vathek book by William Beckford. William Beckford's Vathek is a touchstone of eighteenth-century Orientalism and of the Gothic novel. Beckford's later work, The Episodes of Vathek, shares Vathek's Free shipping over $/5(5).

Vathek [Beckford, William] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Witches, demons, human sacrifices and other spectral horrors: all intercept Vathek as he journeys to the underworld in this weird and wonderful gothic masterpiece.

This classic of 18th century Gothic literature/5(24). “The materials for a life The life of William Beckford book Beckford are scattered over many archives in this country and the Americas.

Only someone of Gauci’s diligence and dedicated could have tracked them down. The result is a book that is a valuable contribution to 18th-century studies, opening up new lines of future enquiry.”—Leslie Mitchell, Literary Review. Vathek (alternatively titled Vathek, an Arabian Tale or The History of the Caliph Vathek) is a Gothic novel written by William was composed in French beginning inand then translated into English by Reverend Samuel Henley in which form it was first published in without Beckford's name as An Arabian Tale, From an Unpublished Manuscript, claiming to be translated directly Author: William Beckford.

William Beckford (English Authors) by Gemmett, Robert J. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at This biography documents the colourful life of William Beckford, who scandalized Victorian society by indulging in homoerotic and paedophile activities until the Tory administration exiled him.

In his absence his nihilistic Arabian novel Vathek was pirated by a treacherous friend/5(2). William Beckford, (baptized DecemJamaica, British West Indies—died JLondon, England), gentleman merchant, member of Parliament, and lord mayor of London (–63, –70) who was particularly noted as a pioneer of the radical movement.

Beckford was reared in Jamaica, first arriving in England (to complete his schooling) at the age of Beckford’s best-known book is Vathek, which is unusual in the history of English literature for having initially been written in French.

It is the story of an Arabian caliph who suffers the. William Thomas Beckford (1 October – 2 May ), usually known as William Beckford, was an English novelist, art critic, travel writer and politician.

He was Member of Parliament for Wells from tofor Hindon from to and again from to Beckford was born in the family’s London home at 22 Soho Square.

Looking for books by William Beckford. See all books authored by William Beckford, including Vathek, and Three Gothic Novels: The Castle of Otranto, Vathek, The Vampyre, and a Fragment of a Novel, and more on William Beckford (baptised 19 December – 21 June ) was a well-known political figure in 18th-century London, who twice held the office of Lord Mayor of London ( and ).

His vast wealth came largely from his plantations in Jamaica and the large numbers of slaves working on these plantations. He was, and is, often referred to as Alderman Beckford to distinguish him from his son Born: December   William Beckford: William Beckford (), was an English novelist, a profligate and consummately knowledgeable art collector and patron of works of decorative art, a critic, travel writer and sometime politician, reputed at one stage in his life to be the richest commoner in England/5(8).

The William Beckford Collection consists of letters, manuscripts, documents, and printed material relating to the life and career of William Beckford () and the Beckford family. Beckford is best known as the author of the Oriental fantasy Vathek, a collector of fine books and art, and the builder of impressive homes at Fonthill.

Although William Beckford was English, Vathek was originally written in French and translated into English by Reverend Samuel Henley in The best way I can describe Vathek is that it’s a sort of dark, twisted fairy tale reminiscent of The Arabian Nights.

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Contents. BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIRS OF EXTRAORDINARY. William Thomas Beckford (1 October - 2 May ) was an English novelist, a profligate and consummately knowledgeable art collector and patron of works of decorative art, a critic, travel writer and sometime politician, reputed at one stage in Pages:   Life at Fonthill, with interludes in Paris and London, from the correspondence of William Beckford.

by William Beckford 12 editions - first published in Download DAISY. In Beckford undertook his Grand Tour and published his first book, Dreams, Waking Thoughts and ing to England, on 5th May he married Lady Margaret Gordon but his heart rested elsewhere, with William Courtenay, the future Earl of Devon.