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Beckford, William 1760-1844

Overview
Works: 644 works in 2,131 publications in 11 languages and 23,912 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Anecdotes  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence  Exhibition catalogs  Humor  Bibliography  Feminist fiction 
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Roles: Author, Translator, Sponsor, Collector, Recipient, Editor, Honoree, spi, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR4092, 928.2
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Most widely held works about William Beckford
 
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Most widely held works by William Beckford
Vathek by William Beckford( Book )
239 editions published between 1782 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 3,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perverse and grotesque comedy alternates with scenes of 'oriental' magnificence and evocative beauty in the story of the ruthless Caliph Vathek's journey to superb damnation among the subterranean treasures of Eblis
Vathek an Arabian tale by William Beckford( Book )
264 editions published between 1786 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vathek is one of the earliest and most influential Gothic novels. Its hero is the Caliph Vathek who renounces Islam in a hedonistic quest for supernatural powers, which leads to his downfall. Beckford's genius was in marrying Orientalism with the Gothic, both sources of fascination and delight to reading audiences of the time
The history of Caliph Vathek by William Beckford( )
38 editions published between 1788 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biographical memoirs of extraordinary painters by William Beckford( Book )
54 editions published between 1780 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The episodes of Vathek by William Beckford( Book )
33 editions published between 1912 and 1994 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Italy : with sketches of Spain and Portugal by William Beckford( Book )
44 editions published between 1834 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 419 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 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern novel writing : (1796) and Azemia (1797) : facsimile reproductions by William Beckford( Book )
11 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recollections of an excursion to the monasteries of Alcobaça and Batalha by William Beckford( Book )
29 editions published between 1835 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The vision, Liber veritatis by William Beckford( Book )
15 editions published between 1930 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The journal of William Beckford in Portugal and Spain, 1787-1788 by William Beckford( Book )
28 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 196 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
Dreams, waking thoughts, and incidents in a series of letters, from various parts of Europe by William Beckford( )
14 editions published between 1783 and 1961 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vathek and other stories : a William Beckford reader by William Beckford( Book )
15 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annotation
Azemia; a descriptive and sentimental novel by William Beckford( Book )
24 editions published between 1797 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Beckford of Fonthill, 1760-1844; bicentenary essays by Fatma Moussa Mahmoud( Book )
3 editions published between 1972 and 1980 in English and held by 164 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 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biographical memoirs of extraordinary painters, 1780 by William Beckford( Book )
7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member 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'âm.
Bekford, Uilʹi︠a︡m 1760-1844
Bėkford, Villʹjam 1760-1844
Fonthill, William Beckford of 1760-1844
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 the Younger
ベックフォード, W
ベッグフォード, ウィリアム
Languages
English (858)
French (109)
German (25)
Spanish (21)
Italian (16)
Russian (4)
Turkish (3)
Portuguese (3)
Croatian (2)
Dutch (2)
Catalan (1)
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