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The life and letters of William Beckford of Fonthill

by Lewis Melville

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Published by Duffield in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Lewis Melville
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 391 p., [13] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages391
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25647524M
OCLC/WorldCa2456536

This collection of over letters written by William Beckford to his bookseller George Clarke over the years to , gives a vivid picture of the insatiable connoisseur in the act of gathering the books and prints that ultimately became part of the library of the Duke of . The Genesis and Evolution of Fonthill Abbey - Volume 23 - John Wilton-Ely. Skip to main content Accessibility help We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our websites. Close this message to accept Cited by: 4.

William Beckford’s Fonthill: Architecture, Landscape and the Arts examines Beckford’s building, landscaping and collecting habits that led to this remarkable public interest. The building collapsed in , but contemporary drawings and engraved ‘views’ have continued to keep it alive as an indelible icon of the Romantic period. William Thomas Beckford. History of the Caliph Vatheck. Birthplace: Fonthill, Wiltshire, England Location of death: Landsdowne Hill, England Cause of death: unspecified. Gender. English author, son of alderman William Beckford, was born on the 1st of October His father was lord mayor of London in and again in ; he was a famous supporter Born:

WILLIAM BECKFORD( - )(Also wrote under the pseudonyms Lady Harnet Marlow and Jacquetta Agneta Manana Jenks) English novelist and travel rd is primarily remembered for his novel Vathek (), which has been consistently hailed as a seminal contribution to the genre of oriental romance, and less consistently as part of the Gothic tradition. Memoirs of William Beckford of Fonthill, ISBN , ISBN , Like New Used, Free shipping in the US Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. Shipping and handlingSeller Rating: % positive.


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William Beckford, (born SeptemLondon, England—died May 2,Bath, Somerset), eccentric English dilettante, author of the Gothic novel Vathek (). Such writers as George Gordon, Lord Byron, and Stéphane Mallarmé acknowledged his genius.

He also is renowned for having built Fonthill Abbey, the most sensational building of the English Gothic Revival. The life and letters of William Beckford of Fonthill.

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New York: Duffield, No, thank you, sir ; Mr. Beckford never allows vails. Appears in 15 books from Page - Old Fonthill had a very ample, lofty, loud-echoing hall, one of the largest in the s: 1. William Beckford + Follow Similar authors to follow + + + See more recommendations Something went wrong.

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This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. The life and letters of William Beckford, of Fonthill. By Lewis Melville Item Preview The life and letters of William Beckford, of Fonthill. By Lewis Melville by Melville, Lewis, ; Storer, James, Publication date Topics Beckford, William, Pages: Full text of "The life and letters of William Beckford, of Fonthill.

By Lewis Melville" See other formats. WHEN I was collecting documents for "The Life and Letters of William Beckford, of Fonthill," I was so fortunate as to obtain permission from the Duke of Hamilton, a collateral descendant of the author of " Vathek," to examine the Beckford papers preserved at Hamilton Palace.

William Beckford (baptised 19 December – 21 June ) was a well-known political figure in 18th-century London, who twice held the office of Lord Mayor of London ( and ). His vast wealth came largely from his plantations in Jamaica and the large numbers of slaves working on these plantations. He was, and is, often referred to as Alderman Beckford to distinguish him from his son Born: December Beckford's Tower in Lansdown overlooking the city of Bath, was completed in for wealthy local resident William Beckford, to a design by Bath architect Henry Goodridge.

Beckford was a novelist, an art collector and patron of works of decorative art, a critic, travel writer and sometime politician, reputed at one stage to be the richest commoner in for: William Thomas Beckford.

William Beckford (English Authors) by Gemmett, Robert J. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Life at Fonthill, with interludes in Paris and London, from the correspondence of William Beckford.

by William Beckford 12 editions - first published in Download DAISY. William Thomas Beckford () was an English nobleman, traveller and writer who wrote mainly in French. Beckford was born in London and at an early age inherited a huge fortune and the Fonthill estate in Wiltshire, England, apart from several sugar plantations in Jamaica.

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Other articles where Fonthill Abbey is discussed: James Wyatt: which the most sensational was Fonthill Abbey (–), Wiltshire. Initially this was built as a landscape feature, and it eventually developed into an extraordinary home for the arch-Romantic William Beckford, who supervised its design and construction.

The great central tower ( feet [82 metres]) collapsed inand. The William Beckford Collection consists of letters, manuscripts, documents, and printed material relating to the life and career of William Beckford () and the Beckford family.

Beckford is best known as the author of the Oriental fantasy Vathek, a collector of fine books and art, and the builder of impressive homes at Fonthill. the life of william makepeace thackeray. the thackeray country.

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the berry papers: being the life and letters of mary and agnes berry. The house and estate was sold to Alderman William Beckford, Lord Mayor of London, in He redesigned the landscape, building a bridge, a temple (a banqueting house) and a pagoda.

He also demolished St Nicholas’ church which was close to the house and rebuilt it on the site of the present Holy Trinity church at Fonthill Gifford.

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