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Beckford, William 1760-1844

Overview
Works: 687 works in 1,935 publications in 4 languages and 22,198 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Anecdotes  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence  Bibliography‡vExhibition catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Humor  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Translator, spi, Collector, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator
Classifications: PQ1957.B29, 928.2
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Vathek by William Beckford ( Book )
155 editions published between 1787 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,730 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
The history of Caliph Vathek by William Beckford ( )
75 editions published between 1833 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,531 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
Vathek an Arabian tale by William Beckford ( )
85 editions published between 1809 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,336 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 episodes of Vathek by William Beckford ( Book )
29 editions published between 1912 and 1994 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biographical memoirs of extraordinary painters by William Beckford ( Book )
36 editions published between 1780 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Italy: with sketches of Spain and Portugal by William Beckford ( Book )
26 editions published between 1834 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The travel-diaries of William Beckford of Fonthill by William Beckford ( Book )
12 editions published between 1928 and 1992 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biographical memoirs of extraordinary painters by William Beckford ( Book )
7 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern novel writing : (1796) and Azemia (1797) : facsimile reproductions by William Beckford ( Book )
5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Arabian tale : from an unpublished manuscript: with notes critical and explanatory by William Beckford ( Book )
18 editions published between 1786 and 1809 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recollections of an excursion to the monasteries of Alcobaça and Batalha by William Beckford ( Book )
16 editions published between 1835 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vathek, with the episodes of Vathek by William Beckford ( Book )
10 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The vision, Liber veritatis by William Beckford ( Book )
13 editions published between 1930 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vathek and other stories : a William Beckford reader by William Beckford ( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Vathek ; with, The episodes of Vathek by William Beckford ( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Beckford of Fonthill, 1760-1844; bicentenary essays by Fatma Moussa Mahmoud ( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vathek : conte arabe by William Beckford ( Book )
32 editions published between 1787 and 1992 in French and Undetermined and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history of the Caliph Vathek : European travels by William Beckford ( Book )
9 editions published between 1815 and 1891 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The journal of William Beckford in Portugal and Spain, 1787-1788 by William Beckford ( Book )
12 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vathek translated from the original French by William Beckford ( Book )
9 editions published between 1816 and 1999 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Author of "Vathek".
Beckford, John, 1760-1844
Beckford of Fonthill, William, 1760-1844
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., 1760-1844
Jenks, J. A. M. 1760-1844 Pseudonym
Jenks, J. A. M. (Jacquetta Agneta Mariana)
Jenks, Jacquetta Agneta Maria
Jenks, Jacquetta Agneta Mariana
Jenks, Jacquetta Agneta Mariana, 1760-1844
Jenks, Jacquetta Agneta Mariana 1760-1844 Pseudonym
Marlow Harriet
Marlow, Harriet, 1760-1844
Marlow, Harriet 1760-1844 Pseudonym
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 (628)
French (47)
German (5)
Spanish (1)
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