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Gemmett, Robert J.

Overview
Works: 30 works in 83 publications in 1 language and 1,348 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Anecdotes  History  Sources  Records and correspondence  Feminist fiction  Humor  Catalogs  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PQ1957.B29, 843.5
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Robert J Gemmett
Publications by Robert J Gemmett
Most widely held works by Robert J Gemmett
William Beckford by Robert J Gemmett( Book )
7 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 667 libraries worldwide
Biographical memoirs of extraordinary painters by William Beckford( Book )
9 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 264 libraries worldwide
The consummate collector : William Beckford's letters to his bookseller by William Beckford( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
"This collection of over 350 unpublished letters, written by William Beckford to his bookseller George Clarke over the years 1830 to 1834, gives a vivid picture of the exigent connoisseur in the act of gathering the books and manuscripts that ultimately became part of the library of the Duke of Hamilton, sold in 1882. They also shed light on the negotiations with the London publisher Richard Bentley for the publication of Italy, with Sketches of Spain and Portugal and trace the anxiety Beckford experienced in his fruitless efforts to sell the Episodes of Vathek. As the correspondence progresses, the letters become more colourful and wide-ranging, supplementing their great bibliophilic interest with glimpses of personalities and issues of the day. The editor's explanatory notes are pertinent and comprehensive, illuminating both Beckford's enthusiasms and his distinctive ebullience of expression."--Jacket
Beckford's Fonthill : the rise of a romantic icon by Robert J Gemmett( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Modern novel writing, or, The elegant enthusiast by William Beckford( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Sale catalogues of libraries of eminent persons by A. N. L Munby( Book )
7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Dreams, waking thoughts and incidents by William Beckford( Book )
7 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Poets and men of letters by Robert J Gemmett( Book )
3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Azemia : a novel: containing imitations of the manner, both in prose and verse, of many of the authors of the present day ; with political strictures. by William Beckford( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
William Beckford's fonthill : architecture, landscape and the arts by Robert J Gemmett( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
The episodes of Vathek by William Beckford( Book )
3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
William Beckford and the picturesque : a study of Fonthill by Robert J Gemmett( Book )
4 editions published between 1967 and 1996 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
"No voices talk to me" : a conversation with W.D. Snodgrass by W. D Snodgrass( Book )
2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The individual voice : a conversation with William Heyen by William Heyen( Book )
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Deeper than personality : a conversation with Galway Kinnell by Galway Kinnell( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The poem as silhouette : a conversation with John Hollander by John Hollander( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Vathek by William Beckford( Book )
3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 4 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
A terrible war : a conversation with Diane Wakoski by Diane Wakoski( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Beckford's Fonthill : the landscape as art by Robert J Gemmett( Article )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
A conversation with Stephen Spender : the creative process by Stephen Spender( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Adaptated from videotape of an interview conducted in the summer of 1967 at the State University College, Brockport, N.Y
 
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