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Beckford, William 1760-1844

Overview
Works: 616 works in 2,090 publications in 12 languages and 25,057 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Records and correspondence  Exhibition catalogs  Anecdotes  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography‡vExhibition catalogs  History  Feminist fiction  Humor 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Translator, Sponsor, Collector, Editor, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, spi, Creator, Former owner
Classifications: PR4091, 928.2
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Vathek by William Beckford( Book )

542 editions published between 1782 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 5,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel chronicles the fall from power of the Caliph Vathek (a fictionalized version of the historical Al-Wathiq), who renounces Islam and engages with his mother, Carathis, in a series of licentious and deplorable activities designed to gain him supernatural powers. At the end of the novel, instead of attaining these powers, Vathek descends into a hell ruled by the demon Eblis where he is doomed to wander endlessly and speechlessly. --Wikipedia.com
Biographical memoirs of extraordinary painters by William Beckford( Book )

50 editions published between 1780 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recollections of an excursion to the monasteries of Alcobaça and Batalha by William Beckford( Book )

36 editions published between 1835 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern novel writing : (1796) and Azemia (1797) : facsimile reproductions by William Beckford( Book )

16 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The travel-diaries of William Beckford of Fonthill by William Beckford( Book )

7 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vision, Liber veritatis by William Beckford( Book )

13 editions published between 1930 and 1976 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vathek and other stories : a William Beckford reader by William Beckford( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Beckford of Fonthill, 1760-1844; bicentenary essays by Fatma Moussa Mahmoud( Book )

5 editions published between 1960 and 1972 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journal of William Beckford in Portugal and Spain, 1787-1788 by William Beckford( Book )

19 editions published between 1787 and 1966 in English and Spanish and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern novel writing, or, The elegant enthusiast by William Beckford( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern novel writing; or, The elegant enthusiast by William Beckford( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The transient gleam : a bouquet of Beckford's poesy by William Beckford( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreams, waking thoughts and incidents by William Beckford( Book )

28 editions published between 1783 and 2011 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Thomas Beckford (1 October 1760 - 2 May 1844), usually known as 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. His parents were William Beckford and Maria Hamilton, daughter of the Hon. George Hamilton. He was Member of Parliament for Wells from 1784 to 1790, for Hindon from 1790 to 1795 and 1806 to 1820. He is remembered as the author of the Gothic novel ""Vathek"", the buil
Modern novel writing, or, the elegant enthusiast and interesting emotions of Arabella Bloomville : a rhapsodical romance ... by William Beckford( Book )

9 editions published between 1796 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern novel writing, or the elegant enthusiast; and interesting emotions of Arabella Bloomville. ... In two volumes. ... By the Right Hon. Lady Harriet Marlow by William Beckford( Book )

12 editions published in 1796 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Azemia : a descriptive and sentimental novel by William Beckford( Book )

9 editions published between 1798 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life at Fonthill, 1807-1822 : with interludes in Paris and London from the correspondence of William Beckford by William Beckford( Book )

10 editions published between 1957 and 1959 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England's wealthiest son; a study of William Beckford by Boyd Alexander( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Modern novel writing : (1796) and Azemia (1797) : facsimile reproductions
Alternative Names
Author of "Vathek".

Beckford, John

Beckford, John 1760-1844

Beckford of Fonthill, William 1760-1844

Beckford of Fonthill, William Thomas

Beckford of Fonthill William Thomas 1760-1844

Beckford, William

Beckford, William T. 1760-1844

Beckford William Thomas 1760-1844

Beckford, Wm.

Bekford, Uil'âm.

Bekford, Uilʹi︠a︡m

Bekford, Uilʹi︠a︡m 1760-1844

Bėkford, Villʹjam 1760-1844

Fonthill, William Beckford of 1760-1844

Gulielmus Thomas Beckford

Jenks, J. A. M.

Jenks, J. A. M. 1760-1844

Jenks, J. A. M. (Jacquetta Agneta Mariana)

Jenks, Jacquetta Agneta Maria

Jenks, Jacquetta Agneta Mariana

Jenks, Jacquetta Agneta Mariana 1760-1844

Marlow Harriet

Marlow, Harriet 1760-1844

Marlow, Harriet 1760-1844 Lady

Marlow, Harriet Lady

Marlow, Harriet, Lady 1760-1844

Viator 1760-1844

William Beckford

William Beckford angielski pisarz, krytyk sztuki

William Beckford Brits schrijver

William Beckford brittisk författare, politiker och arkitekt

William Beckford englischer Exzentriker, Schriftsteller und Baumeister

William Beckford scrittore, critico d'arte e politico britannico

William Beckford the Younger

William Thomas Beckford britisk skribent, politikar og arkitekt

William Thomas Beckford britisk skribent, politiker og arkitekt

William Thomas Beckford écrivain anglais

Уильям Бекфорд

विल्यम थॉमस बेकफोर्ड

벡퍼드, 윌리엄 1760-1844

ウィリアム・トマス・ベックフォード

ベックフォード, W

ベッグフォード, ウィリアム

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Biographical memoirs of extraordinary paintersRecollections of an excursion to the monasteries of Alcobaça and BatalhaModern novel writing : (1796) and Azemia (1797) : facsimile reproductionsVathek and other stories : a William Beckford readerModern novel writing, or, The elegant enthusiastDreams, waking thoughts and incidentsThe journal of William Beckford in Portugal and Spain, 1787-1788