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Beckford, William 1760-1844

Overview
Works: 650 works in 2,184 publications in 12 languages and 24,141 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Exhibition catalogs  Anecdotes  Bibliography  Feminist fiction  Bibliography‡vExhibition catalogs  History 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Translator, Sponsor, Collector, Recipient, Editor, Honoree, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, spi
Classifications: PR4092, 928.2
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Vathek by William Beckford( Book )

494 editions published between 1782 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 3,943 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
The episodes of Vathek by William Beckford( Book )

36 editions published between 1912 and 1994 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical memoirs of extraordinary painters by William Beckford( Book )

72 editions published between 1780 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografías fantásticas de artistas que consagraron su existencia a una destacada creación pictórica con la común contraparte de padecer una vida de infortunios, como si el precio a pagar por su genialidad fuera el de una vida tortuosa e insatisfecha. Los contornos de las vidas y las obras se confunden y se entremezclan en estos relatos biográficos, que ponen al descubierto la tensión inherente a la creación artística que goza de admiración sin que a menudo se repare en la existencia del genio que la origina
Italy : with sketches of Spain and Portugal by William Beckford( Book )

46 editions published between 1834 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1928 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

30 editions published between 1835 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Arabian tale, from an unpublished manuscript : with notes critical and explanatory by William Beckford( Book )

24 editions published between 1786 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

37 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een rijke, jonge Engelsman houdt van mei 1787 tot februari 1788 een dagboek bij van zijn verblijf en reizen in Portugal
The vision, Liber veritatis by William Beckford( Book )

16 editions published between 1930 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

36 editions published between 1797 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1972 and 1980 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vathek : conte arabe by William Beckford( Book )

42 editions published between 1787 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1796 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vathek translated from the original French by William Beckford( Book )

3 editions published between 1816 and 1999 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italy, Spain, and Portugal, with an excursion to the monasteries of Alcobaça and Batalha by William Beckford( Book )

13 editions published between 1839 and 1848 in English and Undetermined and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1910 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1783 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brieven van een rijke, jonge Engelsman die in de 18e eeuw zijn tekenleraar schrijft over zijn reizen in Europa
Dreams, waking thoughts, and incidents in a series of letters from various parts of Europe by William Beckford( Book )

15 editions published between 1783 and 2015 in English and held by 33 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
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 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

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

Languages
English (891)

French (123)

Spanish (29)

German (23)

Italian (22)

Portuguese (14)

Russian (4)

Turkish (3)

Dutch (3)

Croatian (2)

Catalan (1)

Korean (1)

Covers
The episodes of VathekBiographical memoirs of extraordinary paintersItaly : with sketches of Spain and PortugalModern novel writing : (1796) and Azemia (1797) : facsimile reproductionsThe journal of William Beckford in Portugal and Spain, 1787-1788Azemia; a descriptive and sentimental novelVathek and other stories : a William Beckford readerModern novel writing; or, The elegant enthusiastDreams, waking thoughts and incidents