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William Beckford

an English fidalgo

by Malcolm Jack

  • 158 Want to read
  • 34 Currently reading

Published by AMS Press in New York .
Written in English

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

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [157]-161) and index.

      StatementMalcolm Jack.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR4092 .J3 1996
      The Physical Object
      Pagination170 p. ;
      Number of Pages170
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1534535M
      ISBN 100404635202
      LC Control Number91012379

      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 his life to be the richest commoner in England. Jul 01,  · 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).

      Jul 16,  · 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 to , for Hindon from to and again from to Beckford was born in the family’s London home at 22 Soho Square. Kindle e-Readers Free Kindle Reading Apps Kindle eBooks Kindle Unlimited Prime Reading Deals on Kindle eBooks Best Sellers Free Kindle Reading Apps Kindle eBooks Kindle Unlimited Prime Reading Deals on Kindle eBooksReviews: 6.

      THE HISTORY of the CALIPH VATHEK. by WILLIAM BECKFORD. CASSELL & COMPANY, Limited: LONDON, PARIS, NEW YORK & MELBOURNE. INTRODUCTION. William Beckford, born in , the year before the accession of King George the Third, was the son of an Alderman who became twice Lord Mayor of London. Mar 31,  · Author of Vathek, Dreams, Waking Thoughts, and Incidents, Life at Fonthill, , The travel-diaries of William Beckford of Fonthill, Biographical memoirs of extraordinary painters, The History of Caliph Vathek, The episodes of Vathek, Italy.


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