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grand tour of William Beckford

William Beckford

grand tour of William Beckford

selections from Dreams, Waking thoughts and Incidents

by William Beckford

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

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

  • 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

    The Grand Tour was a trip of Europe, typically undertaken by young men, which begun in the 17th century and went through to the midth. Women over the age of 21 would occasionally partake, providing they were accompanied by a chaperone from their family.   The Grand Tour, which Beckford undertook in , led to further homosexual encounters, but in , under pressure from his overbearing mother, he married. He bought the illustrated books.

    The Grand Tour also includes the notes, letters, and sketches of dozens of lesser-known travellers, charming and instructive in the variety they bring to a highly codified itinerary–from serious young scholars following their Classical guide books, to William Beckford, who was more interested in achieving a kind of Romantic delirium than. Books By William Beckford All The Grand Tour of William Beckford: Selections from Dreams, Waking Thoughts And Incidents (Travel Library) Aug by William Beckford, Elizabeth Mavor Paperback. £ (1).

    The Grand Tour of William Beckford (Travel Library) by William Beckford: The Journal of William Beckford in Portugal and Spain, by William Beckford: The Life and Letters of William Beckford, of Fonthill by Lewis Melville: Life at Fonthill, , With Interludes in Paris and London by William Beckford. The Grand Tour was once the traditional educational rite of passage for many upper class European men and women. A photograph of William Holburne in later life. Delightfully, William’s passport survives from one of his tours. Between he spent 18 months exploring Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany and the Low Countries. Surviving.


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His father was a sugar tycoon in the West Indies and his mother a granddaughter of the sixth Earl of Abercorn. Beckford inherited and spent one of the greatest fortunes ever made. He went on the Grand Tour at the age of twenty, with his tutor Mr Lettice and 5/5(1).

The Amazon motoring programme The Grand Tour is named after the traditional Grand Tour, and refers to the show being set in a different location worldwide each week. See also [ edit ] Gap year. 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 ofpublished 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. Due to the Coronavirus (Covid) pandemic the Museum is CLOSED until further notice.

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While some reclusive writers favor retreats hidden away, William Beckford instead built a tall tower everyone could see, with no inclination of inviting anyone inside.

If you’re looking for a quiet retreat with a reading nook above the rooftops, the lower rooms of Beckford’s Tower are available for weekend rentals.

The Beckford Family. Reminiscences of Fonthill Abbey and. 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.

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In Beckford undertook his Grand Tour and published his first book, Dreams, Waking Thoughts and Incidents. Returning to England, on 5th May he married Lady Margaret Gordon but his heart rested elsewhere, with William Courtenay, the future Earl of Devon.

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William Beckford's Grand Tour through Europe, shown in red Having studied under Sir William Chambers and Cozens, Beckford journeyed in Italy in and promptly wrote a book about his travels: Dreams, Waking Thoughts and Incidents ().Born: 1 OctoberSoho Square, London, England.

The Grand Tourist Francis Basset, by Pompeo Batoni, William Beckford's Grand Tour through Europe shown in red.

The Grand Tour was the name of travel through Europe by rich European (mostly British) young men between until about It was done to learn about European society and art.

Many travellers stopped far more regularly and visited a wider variety of places than detailed below. The core notion to go: “In search of art, culture and the roots of Western Civilization” was always at the heart of every Grand Tour.

A portrait of William Beckford painted around (c) National Trust, Dunham Massey.Fonthill Abbey, in Wiltshire, may well remain William Beckford's most famous creation alongside his Oriental tale a mere fragment, the Abbey lives on in critical and popular memory through numerous engravings, drawings, sketches and paintings, as well as through the wide array of guidebooks which were published, as a result of popular demand, in the early decades of the 19th century.The Grand Tour of William Beckford: Selections from Dreams, Waking Thoughts And Incidents (Travel Library) William Beckford ISBN ISBN