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William Beckford of Fonthill, Wiltshire (1760-1844); Vathek; Episodes of Vathek; Al Raoui; Orientalism; Travel literature; eighteenth century literature; eighteenth century aesthetics; landscape architecture; Bath; Lansdown Tower; Fonthill Abbey; Fonthill Splendens; Lansdown Crescent