Beckford's Fonthill : The Rise of a Romantic Icon

Title

Beckford's Fonthill : The Rise of a Romantic Icon

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Description

By Robert J. Gemmett, College at Brockport Faculty emeritus.

A substantial study, bringing together the scattered evidence for the design and construction of Fonthill Abbey from the early 1790s onwards, and the available information on Beckford's sale of Fonthill to John Farquhar, and on Farquhar's subsequent sale of its contents, and reproducing several contemporary accounts of Fonthill by more or less knowledgeable visitors. Gemmett also discusses the respective publications on Fonthill by Britton and Rutter and explores the degree of co-operation extended to them by Beckford and others

ISBN

978-0859552844

Publication Date

2003

Publication Information

Norwich : Michael Russell, 2003.

473 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Disciplines

Literature in English, British Isles

Department

English

Comments

Located in Drake Library at: PR4092 .G35 2003