Dreams Waking Thoughts and Incidents In a Series of Letters from Various Parts of Europe

In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind.

Author: WILLIAM. BECKFORD

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The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars. Delve into what it was like to live during the eighteenth century by reading the first-hand accounts of everyday people, including city dwellers and farmers, businessmen and bankers, artisans and merchants, artists and their patrons, politicians and their constituents. Original texts make the American, French, and Industrial revolutions vividly contemporary. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library T062057 Anonymous. By William Beckford. With 'An excursion to the Grand Chartreuse, in the year 1778.'. London: printed for J. Johnson; and P. Elmsly, 1783. [16],334p., plate; 4°
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Dreams Waking Thoughts and Incidents

"Dreams - Waking Thoughts and Incidents" from William Thomas Beckford. Known as William Beckford, was an English novelist (1760-1844).

Author: William Thomas Beckford

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"Dreams - Waking Thoughts and Incidents" from William Thomas Beckford. Known as William Beckford, was an English novelist (1760-1844).
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Gothic Antiquity

Beckford's Dreams, Waking Thoughts, and Incidents contains several notable
dismissals of the Gothic style, a fact that seems difficult to reconcile with the
Gothic turn that his tastes would take at Fonthill Abbey from 1796 onwards. In
Verona, for ...

Author: Dale Townshend

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192584434

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Gothic Antiquity: History, Romance, and the Architectural Imagination, 1760-1840 provides the first sustained scholarly account of the relationship between Gothic architecture and Gothic literature (fiction; poetry; drama) in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Although the relationship between literature and architecture is a topic that has long preoccupied scholars of the literary Gothic, there remains, to date, no monograph-length study of the intriguing and complex interactions between these two aesthetic forms. Equally, Gothic literature has received only the most cursory of treatments in art-historical accounts of the early Gothic Revival in architecture, interiors, and design. In addressing this gap in contemporary scholarship, Gothic Antiquity seeks to situate Gothic writing in relation to the Gothic-architectural theories, aesthetics, and practices with which it was contemporary, providing closely historicized readings of a wide selection of canonical and lesser-known texts and writers. Correspondingly, it shows how these architectural debates responded to, and were to a certain extent shaped by, what we have since come to identify as the literary Gothic mode. In both its 'survivalist' and 'revivalist' forms, the architecture of the Middle Ages in the long eighteenth century was always much more than a matter of style. Incarnating, for better or for worse, the memory of a vanished 'Gothic' age in the modern, enlightened present, Gothic architecture, be it ruined or complete, prompted imaginative reconstructions of the nation's past—a notable 'visionary' turn, as the antiquary John Pinkerton put it in 1788, in which Gothic writers, architects, and antiquaries enthusiastically participated. The volume establishes a series of dialogues between Gothic literature, architectural history, and the antiquarian interest in the material remains of the Gothic past, and argues that these discrete yet intimately related approaches to vernacular antiquity are most fruitfully read in relation to one another.

Memoir of William Beckford Dreams walking thoughts and incidents

From the above it may be suggested that the final version of Dreams , Waking
Thoughts and Incidents is further removed from the original manuscript than Italy ,
etc . from Dreams , Waking Thoughts and Incidents . Beckford remained at
Naples ...

Author: William Beckford

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The History of the Caliph Vathek

European Travels William Beckford. - DREAMS , WAKING THOUGHTS , AND
INCIDENTS ; IN A SERIES OF LETTERS FROM VARIOUS PARTS OF EUROPÉ .
LETTER I. June 19th , 1780. - Shall I tell DREAMS, WAKING THOUGHTS, AND ...

Author: William Beckford

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Vathek

However , my spirits are tolerably lively , my health good , and my mind serene . I
shall bring you some caliphs not unworthy to succeed your beloved Vathec . ” * “
Dreams , Waking Thoughts , and Incidents , in a series of letters from various ...

Author: William Beckford

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Three Gothic Novels

A forewarning of Vathek is to be found in one of the dreams reported in
Beckford's Dreams, Waking Thoughts and Incidents: “I hurried to bed, and was
soon lulled asleep by the storm. A dream bore me off to Persepolis; and led me
thro' vast ...

Author: E. F. Bleiler

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486147437

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Includes The Castle of Otranto, the first work of the Gothic genre; Vathek, the high point of the Oriental tale in English literature; TheVampyre, the first full-length vampire story in English; and Lord Byron's little-known Fragment.

Encyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures

... 115, 260-261, 723 Dream of the Red Chamber, 187 Dreams, Waking Thoughts
and Incidents (Beckford), 109 Drugs, 44-45, 350, 810-811, 815 antiretroviral, 23-
24 AZT, 23 Du Bellay, Joachim, 344 Duchamp, Marcel, 261-262 Dudgeon v.

Author: George Haggerty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135585136

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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Slavery and the Culture of Taste

Mind-Forg'd Manacles: Slavery and the English Romantic Poets. ... Beckford,
William. A Descriptive Account of the Island of Jamaica. London: T. and J.
Egerton, 1790. ———. Dreams, Waking Thoughts, and Incidents, ed. Robert J.
Gemmett.

Author: Simon Gikandi

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400840113

Category: Literary Criticism

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It would be easy to assume that, in the eighteenth century, slavery and the culture of taste--the world of politeness, manners, and aesthetics--existed as separate and unequal domains, unrelated in the spheres of social life. But to the contrary, Slavery and the Culture of Taste demonstrates that these two areas of modernity were surprisingly entwined. Ranging across Britain, the antebellum South, and the West Indies, and examining vast archives, including portraits, period paintings, personal narratives, and diaries, Simon Gikandi illustrates how the violence and ugliness of enslavement actually shaped theories of taste, notions of beauty, and practices of high culture, and how slavery's impurity informed and haunted the rarified customs of the time. Gikandi focuses on the ways that the enslavement of Africans and the profits derived from this exploitation enabled the moment of taste in European--mainly British--life, leading to a transformation of bourgeois ideas regarding freedom and selfhood. He explores how these connections played out in the immense fortunes made in the West Indies sugar colonies, supporting the lavish lives of English barons and altering the ideals that defined middle-class subjects. Discussing how the ownership of slaves turned the American planter class into a new aristocracy, Gikandi engages with the slaves' own response to the strange interplay of modern notions of freedom and the realities of bondage, and he emphasizes the aesthetic and cultural processes developed by slaves to create spaces of freedom outside the regimen of enforced labor and truncated leisure. Through a close look at the eighteenth century's many remarkable documents and artworks, Slavery and the Culture of Taste sets forth the tensions and contradictions entangling a brutal practice and the distinctions of civility.

Dictionary of Literature in English

Other notable works include DREAMS , WAKING THOUGHTS , AND INCIDENTS
( 1784 ) , AZEMIA ( 1797 ) . bedlam : a madhouse or lunatic asylum , named after
St . Bethlehem ' s Hospital in London . At one time begging bedlamites ...

Author: Neil King

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1579583814

Category: Literary Criticism

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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

In Ruins

Beckford's descriptions of Rome are in Dreams, Waking Thoughts and Incidents,
a travel book which he published in 1779 but soon after suppressed; Robert
Gemmett edited a version (New Jersey, 1971). III Haunted Houses The poem of
the ...

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Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307531988

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In this enchanting meditation on ruins, Christopher Woodward takes us on a thousand-year journey from the plains of Troy to the monuments of ancient Rome, from the crumbling palaces of Sicily, Cuba, and Zanzibar to the rubble of the London Blitz. With an exquisite sense of romantic melancholy, we encounter the teenage Byron in the moldering Newstead Abbey, Flaubert watching the buzzards on the pyramids, Henry James in the Colosseum, and Freud at Pompeii. We travel the Appian Way with Dickens and behold the Baths of Caracalla with Shelley. An exhilarating tour, at once elegant and stimulating, In Ruins casts an exalting spell as it explores the bewitching power of architectural remains and their persistent hold on the imagination.

Ancient Egypt in the Popular Imagination

London: Phaidon, 2003. Beckford, William. Dreams, Waking Thoughts and
Incidents. Edited by RobertJ. Gemmett. Stroud: Nonsuch, 2006. _____. Vathek,
Translated by Herbert B. Grimsditch. London: The Bodley Head, 1953. Belford,
Barbara.

Author: David Huckvale

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786489763

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Ancient Egypt has long been a source of fascination in Western popular culture. Movies such as The Mummy (1932, 1959), Biblical epics like The Ten Commandments (1923, 1956), and pharaonic films like Cleopatra (1934, 1963) and The Egyptian (1954) have all recreated the glamour and allure of Egyptian art and civilization for Western audiences. This work traces how these and other films were inspired by writers like Bram Stoker and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and by the art of Victorian painters. Similarly, it shows how the soundtracks to such films belong to a Romantic musical tradition stretching back beyond Verdi and Mozart. Exploring these artistic endeavors addresses the question of whether the fantasy of ancient Egypt represents racist misunderstandings of a far more significant reality, or a way for Western culture to understand itself.

Vathek

... May) left for Germany and Italy with Lettice, partly due to scandal over his
relations with Louisa B., his cousin's wife; (9 November) returned to England (15
April) Under family pressure, suppressed Dreams, Waking Thoughts, and
Incidents, ...

Author: William Beckford

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ISBN: 9780191605819

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Beckford's Gothic novel, "Vathek", an Arabian tale, was originally written in French when the author was 21. It is the story of Caliph Vathek, whose eye can kill at a glance, who makes a pact with the Devil, Eblis

The Living Age

speak without the power of utterance — dreams which often awaken the sleeper,
and from which, especially where painful ... Incidents are repeated, and
personalities restored, now never present to the waking thoughts of the dreamer,
and ...

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The Huntington Library Quarterly

9 In Dreams , Waking Thoughts , and Incidents , travel writing turns radically
inward , treating grand tourism as a form of intoxication — a stimulus for private ,
non - social intensities , fantasies , pleasures , and self - undoings . Here , for ...

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The Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy

the same affections or trains of thought in the recurrence of similar states of
insanity , delirium , and , if I rightly recollect , dreams ; while these affections are
wholly forgotten in the intervals of sanity or waking . ... law of association any
portion of pastideas or events can only be recalled as a constituent part of some
whole combination , whether of incidents , or visual objects , or ideas , or states of
feeling .

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The Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy

the same affections or trains of thought in the recurrence of similar states of
insanity , delirium , and , if I rightly recollect , dreams ; while these affections are
wholly forgotten in the intervals of sanity or waking . ... law of association any
portion of pastideas or events can only be recalled as a constituent part of some
whole combination , whether of incidents , or visual objects , or ideas , or states of
feeling .

Author: Royal Irish Academy

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