Vathek and William Beckford (Bath’s Gothic Fiction)

October 22, 2022


What position did William Beckford occupy in the development of Gothic Fiction? Why did Beckford write Vathek? What were the influences that were important to him during this period in his life and what was the impact of the book at the time of its publication as well as its legacy today? In this recording of a live talk held on October 22nd 2022 as part of the BRLSI’s ‘Bath’s Gothic Fiction’ symposium, Dr. Amy Frost, Senior Curator at Bath Preservation Trust, answers these questions and more.

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