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William Beckford of Fonthill

Yale University. Library.

William Beckford of Fonthill

writer, traveller, collector, caliph, 1760-1844; a brief narrative and catalogue of an exhibition to mark the two hundredth anniversary of Beckford"s birth

by Yale University. Library.

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Published in New Haven .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Wiltshire (England),
  • England,
  • Wiltshire
    • Subjects:
    • Beckford, William, 1760-1844 -- Bibliography -- Exhibitions.,
    • Authors, English -- Homes and haunts -- England -- Wiltshire -- Exhibitions.,
    • Authors, English -- 18th century -- Biography -- Exhibitions.,
    • Wiltshire (England) -- Intellectual life -- Exhibitions.,
    • Wiltshire (England) -- Biography -- Exhibitions.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Howard B. Gotlieb. With the previously unpublished Journal kept by William Beckford in 1794, edited by Boyd Alexander.
      ContributionsGotlieb, Howard B., Beckford, William, 1760-1844.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsZ8086.4 .Y3
      The Physical Object
      Pagination100 p.
      Number of Pages100
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5811935M
      LC Control Number60051024
      OCLC/WorldCa1153380

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      Read this book on Questia. I had not intended when I originally planned a new edition of Dreams, Waking Thoughts and Incident to include more than a brief biographical note to the book itself; but on going into the matter of the suppression of the edition, I was gradually driven to the conclusion that in addition to the many omissions in the few exiſting biographies of William Beckford. 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 ). Beckford was the largest slave owner of his time and owed his vast wealth to his plantations in Jamaica and the forced labour of slaves on these plantations. He was, and is, often referred to as Alderman.


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Having studied under Sir William Chambers and Alexander Cozens, he travelled to Italy in and promptly wrote a book on the subject: Dreams, Waking Thoughts, and Incidents; in a Series of Letters from Various Parts of Europe (). Vilified publicly as a pedophile, William Beckford sought refuge in his Fonthill estate where he amassed works of art fit for a king.

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