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Beckford, William 1760-1844

Works: 795 works in 2,631 publications in 13 languages and 27,629 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Gothic fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fantasy fiction  Horror fiction  Records and correspondence  Exhibition catalogs  Anecdotes  Feminist fiction 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Translator, Sponsor, Collector, Honoree, Editor, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Former owner
Classifications: PR3757.W2, 823.6
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Vathek by William Beckford( Book )
589 editions published between 1782 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 7,723 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.
History of caliph vathek by William Beckford( file )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 1,823 libraries worldwide
Biographical memoirs of extraordinary painters by William Beckford( Book )
54 editions published between 1780 and 2018 in English and French and held by 766 libraries worldwide
The castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole( Book )
7 editions published between 1966 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 716 libraries worldwide
The episodes of Vathek by William Beckford( Book )
40 editions published between 1912 and 2010 in English and held by 627 libraries worldwide
Rare sequels to the novel Vathek found in the papers of William Beckford; a bilingual edition
The travel-diaries of William Beckford of Fonthill by William Beckford( Book )
35 editions published between 1928 and 1992 in English and held by 359 libraries worldwide
Azemia; a descriptive and sentimental novel by William Beckford( file )
26 editions published between 1797 and 2005 in English and held by 324 libraries worldwide
"This document presents a full discussion of the activities, findings, and recommendations of the National Task Force on Student Aid Problems...a voluntary association of concerned and interested agencies and organizations."
Modern novel writing : (1796) and Azemia (1797) : facsimile reproductions by William Beckford( Book )
16 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
Recollections of an excursion to the monasteries of Alcobaça and Batalha by William Beckford( Book )
32 editions published between 1835 and 1983 in English and Spanish and held by 293 libraries worldwide
Dreams, waking thoughts, and incidents ; in a series of letters from various parts of Europe by William Beckford( file )
19 editions published between 1783 and 2015 in English and held by 245 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
The journal of William Beckford in Portugal and Spain, 1787-1788 by William Beckford( Book )
38 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 210 libraries worldwide
The vision, Liber veritatis by William Beckford( Book )
14 editions published between 1930 and 1976 in English and held by 208 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 205 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 164 libraries worldwide
Modern novel writing; or, The elegant enthusiast by William Beckford( Book )
20 editions published between 1970 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Modern novel writing, or, the elegant enthusiast : and interesting emotions of Arabella Bloomville : a rhapsodical romance ... by William Beckford( file )
4 editions published in 1796 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Vathek : conte arabe by William Beckford( Book )
23 editions published between 1946 and 1992 in French and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Italy, Spain, and Portugal, with an excursion to the monasteries of Alcobaça and Batalha by William Beckford( Book )
16 editions published between 1839 and 1848 in English and Undetermined and held by 103 libraries worldwide
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Author of "Vathek".
Beckford, John
Beckford, John 1760-1844
Beckford of Fonthill, William
Beckford of Fonthill, William 1760-1844
Beckford of Fonthill William Thomas 1760-1844
Beckford William
Beckford, William T.
Beckford, William T. 1760-1844
Beckford, William Thomas
Beckford William Thomas 1760-1844
Beckford, Wm.
Bekford, Uil íam
Bekford, Uil'âm.
Bekford, Uilʹi?am, 1760-1844
Bekford, Uilʹi︠a︡m
Bekford, Uilʹi︠a︡m 1760-1844
Bekford, Villjam
Bėkford, Villʹjam 1760-1844
Fonthill, William Beckford of
Fonthill, William Beckford of 1760-1844
Gulielmus Thomas Beckford
Jenkes, J. A. M., 1760-1844
Jenks, J. A. M.
Jenks, J. A. M. 1760-1844
Jenks, Jacquetta Agneta Maria
Jenks, Jacquetta Agneta Mariana
Jenks, Jacquetta Agneta Mariana 1760-1844
Jenks, Jacquetta Agnetta 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
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विल्यम थॉमस बेकफोर्ड
벡퍼드, 윌리엄 1760-1844
ベックフォード, W
ベッグフォード, ウィリアム
English (955)
French (75)
Spanish (38)
German (16)
Italian (16)
Japanese (11)
Portuguese (9)
Turkish (4)
Russian (2)
Swedish (1)
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Korean (1)
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