About the Author
Robert J. Gemmett, Professor Emeritus of the State University of New York, is an acknowledged expert on the life and works of William Beckford. He is the author of William Beckford, a critical study of his literary works, and Beckford's Fonthill The Rise of a Romantic Icon. He has also published editions of Beckford's Biographical Memoirs of Extraordinary Painters, Dreams, Waking Thoughts and Incidents, Modern Novel Writing and Azemia and edited volume 3 of Sale Catalogues of Libraries of Eminent Persons, devoted to Beckford's book sales.
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