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Recollections of the Late William Beckford

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ISBN-10: 1406851353

ISBN-13: 9781406851359

Edition: N/A

Authors: Henry Venn Lansdown

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William Thomas Beckford (1760-1844) was an English novelist, art critic, travel writer and politician. Having studied under Sir William Chambers and Alexander Cozens, he travelled to Italy in 1782 and promptly wrote a book on the subject: Dreams, Waking Thoughts, and Incidents; in a Series of Letters from Various Parts of Europe (1783). Shortly afterwards came his best-known work, the Gothic novel The History of the Caliph Vathek (1786), written originally in French and, as he was accustomed to boast, at a single sitting of three days and two nights. There is reason, however, to believe that this was a flight of imagination. It is an impressive work, full of fantastic and magnificent…    
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List price: $5.90
Publisher: Echo Library
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 56
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.13" tall
Weight: 0.198
Language: English