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Beckford

(ˈbɛkfəd)
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(Biography) William. 1759–1844, English writer and dilettante; author of the oriental romance Vathek (1787)
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answers WHO WHAT WHERE WHEN: William Beckford; Laughing gas; Antarctica; 634.
Storr's design vocabulary was extensive and eclectic, allowing him to fulfil the varying tastes of his clients--from early historicist candlesticks for the connoisseur and aesthete William Beckford, to the neoclassical works designed for Thomas Hope that he would include in his 1807 Household Furniture and Interior Decoration.
William Beckford: First Prime Minister of the London Empire.
William Beckford was born into West Indian wealth, yet he did not let this become an obstacle in his quest for English-based power.
One example of a modern life profoundly shaped by both slavery and the culture of taste is the young William Beckford. Beckford's grandfather, Peter, was among the first of Jamaica's planters and had built an impressive fortune by the end of the seventeenth century.
The third, 'Work', is again centred on people: William Beckford (commerce), Francis Place (industry and labour), Eliza Haywood (print, pictures and the professions).
This stunning piece of craftsmanship, which was acquired when George Lucy outbid King George IV at an auction of goods formerly owned by William Beckford (1759-1844) over at Wiltshire's Fonthill Abbey.
The first chapter, 'Reading the Gaze: A Culture of Vigilance,' explores the various ways in which the lives of the Romantic Gothic authors Horace Walpole, William Beckford and Matthew Lewis have been read queerly.
William Beckford is considered an important figure in the history of both movements (Norton Anthology 1).
"One of the many fine features of the house is furniture which was bought at auction in 1823 from a William Beckford who had sugar plantations using slave labour in the West Indies.
Prominent Englishmen among Disraeli's contemporaries--such as William Beckford, author of the oriental novel Vathek, Lord Byron, and William Bankes, a collector of oriental antiquities--fled England to live abroad before they were charged when suspicions arose about their behavior.