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Published by Penguin, Viking Penguin in Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England, New York, N.Y., U.S.A .
Written in English


  • Beckford, William, -- 1760-1844 -- Travel -- Europe.,
  • Europe -- Description and travel.

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Edition Notes

StatementWilliam Beckford ; compiled and edited by Elizabeth Mavor.
SeriesPenguin travel library
ContributionsMavor, Elizabeth, 1927-
The Physical Object
Pagination161 p. :
Number of Pages161
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22149741M
ISBN 100140095543

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T. Higham and Z. Martin, A view of the north and west fronts of Fonthill Abbey, , from J. Rutter Delineations of Fonthill and its Abbey, , London.   A drive for enlightenment was at the heart of the Grand Tour — but plenty of questionable behaviour also crept in.(Getty: Fine Art Images/Heritage Images) It was a rite of passage for young. He went on the Grand Tour at the age of twenty, with his tutor Mr Lettice and was encouraged to keep notes on his travels. This slim volume compiled and edited by Elizabeth Mavor, is a beautifully observed and well written account of his journey and is taken from one of the five surviving copies from an imprint of , published during his 5/5(1).   Strangely, Beckford himself suppressed the book on its release, destroying almost copies of the original print. A much modified and toned down version was finally released in incorporated in Italy; with "Sketches of Spain and Portugal". "Dreams, Waking Thoughts and Incidents" is a series of letters composed by William Beckford as a.

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  Following the fashions of the time, William returned to the Continent in the summer of to complete a traditional Grand Tour through Italy. The journey was most likely orchestrated by his mother to remove him from his turbulent personal life in England. For our September Book Group we’ll be looking at another very important aspect of Beckford’s life – and the life of all eighteenth century gentleman – the Grand Tour. The book we’ve chosen is ‘The British Abroad: The Grand Tour in the Eighteenth Century’ by Jeremy Black. The Grand Tour of William Beckford (). Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England: Penguin Books, A series of original letters describing the events of his experience while abroad on the Grand Tour, including people he encountered places he visited, and his changing perspective of the world. Black, Jeremy. Beckford, William, Grand tour of William Beckford. Harmondsworth: Penguin, (OCoLC) Named Person: William Beckford; William Beckford; William Beckford; William Beckford: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All .