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Beckford, William 1760-1844

Overview
Works: 715 works in 2,222 publications in 10 languages and 25,779 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Records and correspondence  Exhibition catalogs  Anecdotes  Bibliography‡vExhibition catalogs  History  Feminist fiction  Diaries  Humor 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Translator, Sponsor, Collector, Editor, spi, Creator, Former owner, Honoree
Classifications: PR4092, 928.2
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Vathek by William Beckford( Book )
420 editions published between 1782 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 3,760 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
The episodes of Vathek by William Beckford( Book )
39 editions published between 1912 and 2010 in English and held by 631 libraries worldwide
Biographical memoirs of extraordinary painters by William Beckford( Book )
40 editions published between 1780 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 527 libraries worldwide
The travel-diaries of William Beckford of Fonthill by William Beckford( Book )
11 editions published between 1928 and 1992 in English and held by 333 libraries worldwide
Italy : with sketches of Spain and Portugal by William Beckford( Book )
33 editions published between 1834 and 1963 in English and held by 313 libraries worldwide
Modern novel writing : (1796) and Azemia (1797) : facsimile reproductions by William Beckford( Book )
14 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 290 libraries worldwide
Recollections of an excursion to the monasteries of Alcobaça and Batalha by William Beckford( Book )
26 editions published between 1835 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 246 libraries worldwide
The vision, Liber veritatis by William Beckford( Book )
11 editions published between 1930 and 1976 in English and held by 194 libraries worldwide
Vathek, with the episodes of Vathek by William Beckford( Book )
7 editions published in 1929 in English and French and held by 190 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
An Arabian tale, from an unpublished manuscript : with notes critical and explanatory by William Beckford( Book )
23 editions published between 1786 and 2005 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
Vathek and other stories : a William Beckford reader by William Beckford( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
Azemia; a descriptive and sentimental novel by William Beckford( Book )
27 editions published between 1797 and 2005 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
William Beckford of Fonthill, 1760-1844; bicentenary essays by Fatma Moussa Mahmoud( Book )
3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
The journal of William Beckford in Portugal and Spain, 1787-1788 by William Beckford( Book )
23 editions published between 1787 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 157 libraries worldwide
Vathek : conte arabe by William Beckford( Book )
34 editions published between 1787 and 1992 in French and Undetermined and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Excursion à Alcobaça et Batalha by William Beckford( Book )
11 editions published in 1956 in 3 languages and held by 86 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 60 libraries worldwide
Dreams, waking thoughts, and incidents ; in a series of letters from various parts of Europe by William Beckford( Book )
14 editions published between 1783 and 2015 in English and held by 44 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 )
11 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Dreams, waking thoughts and incidents by William Beckford( Book )
6 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
 
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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 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
Уильям Бекфорд
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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
Languages
English (761)
French (74)
German (14)
Spanish (14)
Italian (13)
Japanese (5)
Portuguese (4)
Turkish (2)
Esperanto (1)
Korean (1)
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