WILLIAM BECKFORD

Another area of Jerry Nolan's ongoing research from 1996 has been the life and work of William Beckford (1760-1844), about whom he has written and has lectured in London and Bath.

His Beckford articles have regularly appeared in The Beckford Journal as follows:

  • 1997: "Beckford and the Apocalyptic Art of West and Danby"
  • 1998: "The Devotee Glances at the Glorious One"
  • 1999: "Beckford"s Excursion to the Grande Chartreuse Revised"
  • 2000: "William, Elizabeth & William or Female Impersonation and Radical Satire"
  • 2001: "Liber Veritatis or Why the Child has been so Abused?"
  • 2002: "Brief Encounter of Beckford and Disraeli, or the Radical Pair of Oriental Voluptuaries"
  • 2003: "Fatma Moussa-Mahmoud: Brief Encounter with an Egyptian Beckfordian"
  • 2004: "Redding"s Alpa and Beckford's Pencillings"
  • 2005: "The Myriad-Minded Book Collector"
  • 2006: "Redding's Recollections of Beckford 1844-1866"
  • 2007: Beckford in "Bath According to 'H'"
  • 2008: "Three Journeys into the Islamic Orient"
  • 2009: Alderman William Beckford, Famous Londoner (on the 300th anniversary of his birth and illustrated with 6 historical satires from the Guildhall Library, London)
  • 2010: Beckford & Jamaica Not through Cruickshank's Telescope


  • See Beckfordiana website for copies
    of 1 & 6

The Bodleian Library Record April 2003 published his "William Beckford's A Day at Tojal including The Idyllium of Hylas."A pamphlet was published in 2007: Edward and Ellen by William Beckford. Short Story as Prologue to Azemia in 1798. Edited with Introduction by Jerry Nolan.


Other Beckford publications:
  • William Beckford's A Day at Tojal including 'The Idyllium of Hylas', edited with Introduction was published in Bodleian Library Record, 18 No.1, April 2003
  • Edward and Ellen: Beckford's Short Story as Prologue to Azemia in 1798, edited with Introduction was printed as a pamphlet, 2007.
THOMAS HOPE

The results of Jerry Nolan's research into Thomas Hope (1769-1831) have appeared in two publications:

  • "The Tragic Mask of Anastasius/Selim: A New Introduction to Hope's Novel", Chapter 13 in Thomas Hope Regency Designer ed. David Watkin & Philip Hewat-Jaboor (Yale University Press, 2008)
  • "Thomas Hope: Triumph, Tragedy, Obverse Worlds" (Introduction), "Sandor Baumgarten: Hope's Forgotten Champion" (Appendix 11), "A Geographical and Chronological Study of Anastasius" (Appendix IV) in Anastasius by Thomas Hope (A Classic Travel Book published in 2008 by The Long Riders' Guild Press).

  • See Thomas Hope Home Page