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This forum is dedicated to William Beckford (1760-1844), the delightfully eccentric and bisexual English author, collector, composer and aesthete, famous as builder of the incredible Gothic Revival extravaganza Fonthill Abbey. As such, this forum will be useful to anyone with an interest in English and Portuguese history of the late 18th-early 19th century.



The Links section has over 300 URLs for sites, places and things Beckfordian. The Photos section contains images of Beckford, Fonthill Abbey, family members, etc. In the Files section you will find essays, reviews, articles and other information about this talented man who pre-dated Oscar Wilde and whose life was every bit as unconventional and controversial.



The rules are simple:




- No spam - really goes without saying.




- No flames - you do not insult or otherwise slam other members who
may have a different p.o.v. to your own.




- This is a discussion forum - please observe list etiquette and answer queries in a timely manner where possible.




Topics here are all things Beckfordian from the scholarly to the scandalous, from the serious to the frivolous. So be prepared to participate!

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  • 29
  • United Kingdom
  • Aug 25, 2001
  • English

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