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William Beckford: The Elusive Orientalist

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ISBN-13: 9780729411882
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Author: Laurent Châtel
Publication Date: 07-Nov-2016
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Table of Contents: List of illustrations

Dedication

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Part I. Orientalist Beckford

1. Turning East: Orientalist learning, aesthetics and taste

2. ‘As Indian as ever’: ‘The long story’

3. ‘Sparks of Orientalism’: Beckford’s ‘children of the Nights

4. ‘Such a valuable morsel of Orientalism’: Beckford’s Vathek and its Episodes

Part II. In search of the author: authorised translations and translated authorship

5. ‘[N]os bons literateurs ont paru meme ignorer leur existence.’ Invisible in France? The French reception of Beckford, 1760-1876

6. ‘Inconnu dans les annales de la terre’: the missed fortune of Beckford

Conclusion: Beckford re-Oriented

Appendix A. Beckford’s Orientalist collection of books, prints and drawings

Appendix B. ‘Beckford Orientalising’: dreaming of Father Urreta’s Ethiopian underworld

Bibliography

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