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Beckford, William 1760-1844

Overview
Works: 747 works in 2,547 publications in 14 languages and 27,436 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Gothic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Exhibition catalogs  Fantasy fiction  Anecdotes  Horror fiction  Bibliography‡vExhibition catalogs 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Translator, Sponsor, Collector, Honoree, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Former owner, Creator
Classifications: PR3757.W2, 823.6
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Vathek by William Beckford( Book )

584 editions published between 1782 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 4,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel chronicles the fall from power of the Caliph Vathek (a fictionalized version of the historical Al-Wathiq Bi'llāh), who renounces Islam and engages with his mother, Carathis, in a series of licentious and deplorable activities designed to gain him supernatural powers
The castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole( Book )

6 editions published between 1966 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE CASTLE OF OTRANTO BY HORACE WALPOLE; VATHEK BY WILLIAM BECKFORD; THE VAMPYRE BY JOHN POLIDORI; AND A FRAGMENT OF A NOVEL BY LORD BYRON
The episodes of Vathek by William Beckford( Book )

42 editions published between 1912 and 2010 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rare sequels to the novel Vathek found in the papers of William Beckford; a bilingual edition
Biographical memoirs of extraordinary painters by William Beckford( Book )

50 editions published between 1780 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

42 editions published between 1835 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vathek, with the episodes of Vathek by William Beckford( Book )

20 editions published between 1929 and 2008 in English and French and held by 335 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
Italy : with sketches of Spain and Portugal by William Beckford( Book )

35 editions published between 1834 and 1963 in English and Spanish and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1928 and 1992 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

40 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vision, Liber veritatis by William Beckford( Book )

14 editions published between 1930 and 1976 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1797 and 2005 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1972 and 1980 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1928 and 1972 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and letters of William Beckford, of Fonthill by Lewis Saul Benjamin( Book )

4 editions published in 1910 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreams, waking thoughts, and incidents ; in a series of letters from various parts of Europe by William Beckford( Book )

20 editions published between 1783 and 2015 in English and held by 48 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
Life at Fonthill, 1807-1822 : with interludes in Paris and London from the correspondence of William Beckford by William Beckford( Book )

17 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
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 1760-1844

Beckford William

Beckford, William T. 1760-1844

Beckford William Thomas 1760-1844

Beckford, Wm.

Bekford, Uil íam

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

Viator (pseud.)

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

William Thomas Beckford English novelist

William Thomas Beckford homme politique et écrivain anglais

Ουίλιαμ Τόμας Μπέκφόρντ

Уильям Бекфорд

Ուիլյամ Բեքֆորդ

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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The castle of OtrantoThe episodes of VathekBiographical memoirs of extraordinary paintersVathek, with the episodes of VathekModern novel writing : (1796) and Azemia (1797) : facsimile reproductionsThe journal of William Beckford in Portugal and Spain, 1787-1788Vathek and other stories : a William Beckford readerLife at Fonthill, 1807-1822 : with interludes in Paris and London from the correspondence of William BeckfordDreams, waking thoughts and incidents