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history of the Caliph Vathek

William Beckford

history of the Caliph Vathek

by William Beckford

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Published by J.C. Nimmo and Bain in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Johnson, Samuel, -- 1709-1784.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby William Beckford ; with preface and notes, critical and explanatory. also Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia ; by Samuel Johnson.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 405 p., [5] leaves of plates (inc. front.) :
    Number of Pages405
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15495922M

    Additional Physical Format: Online version: Beckford, William, History of the caliph Vathek. New York: J. Pott, (OCoLC) Material Type. Books Advanced Search Amazon Charts Best Sellers & more Top New Releases Deals in Books School Books Textbooks Books Outlet Children's Books Calendars & Diaries The History of Caliph Vathek and over 8 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle/5(18).

    Beckford's Gothic novel, Vathek, an Arabian tale, was originally written in French when the author was It is the story of Caliph Vathek, whose eye can kill at . Book Description HTML The descriptions of Vathek's palaces and diversions, and of his scheming sorceress-mother Carathis and her witch-tower, are triumphs of weird coloring that raise this literary work to a permanent place in English letters.

    Genre/Form: Fiction Gothic fiction: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Beckford, William, History of the caliph Vathek. New York: W.L. Allison. Vathek (), originally written in French, remains one of the strangest eighteenth-century novels and one of the most difficult to classify. Perverse and grotesque comedy alternates with scenes of 'oriental' magnificence and evocative beauty in the story of the ruthless Caliph Vathek's journey to superb damnation among the subterranean.


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But this is not enough for him. He seeks also forbidden knowledge, and doesn't care who he has to hurt to get it. The novel chronicles the fall from power of the Caliph Vathek (a fictionalized version of the historical Al-Wathiq), who renounces Islam and engages with his mother, Carathis, in a series of licentious and deplorable activities designed to gain him supernatural ed on: Novem LibriVox recording of The History of the Caliph Vathek by William Beckford.

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He seeks also forbidden knowledge, and doesn't care who he has to hurt to get it. William Beckford wrote "The History of Caliph Vathek" in French inbut it was first published in an English translation by Samuel Henley in /5.

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At length, taking each other despondingly by the hand, they went faltering from this fatal hall, indifferent which way they turned their steps. Every portal opened at their approach. Internet Archive BookReader The history of the Caliph Vathek / by William Beckford The history of the Caliph Vathek / by William Beckford.

Author. Beckford, William, Copy and paste one of these options to share this book elsewhere. Link to this page view Link to the book. William Beckford, the author of "Vathek," was born in He was the son of the well-known and patriotic Lord Mayor Beckford, the friend of the Earl of Chatham.

His father died when he was eleven years of age, leaving him property which accumulated during his minority to an annual income of one hundred and ten thousand pounds, and this in.

THE HISTORY OF THE CALIPH VATHEK. Vathek, ninth Caliph of the race of the Abassides, was the son of Motassem, and the grandson of Haroun Al Raschid. From an early accession to the throne, and the talents he possessed to adorn it, his subjects were induced to expect that his reign would be long and happy.

Description The novel chronicles the fall from power of the Caliph Vathek (a fictionalized version of the historical Al-Wathiq), who renounces Islam and engages with his mother, Carathis, in a series of licentious and deplorable activities designed to gain him supernatural powers. At the end of the novel, instead of attaining these powers, Vathek descends into a hell ruled by the Seller Rating: % positive.

The History of the Caliph Vathek - The Original Classic Edition, written by Mr William Beckford has been published in the English language.

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But this is not enough for him. He seeks also forbidden knowledge, and doesn't care who he has to hurt to get it. Aided by his depraved mother Carathis, Vathek proceeds to damn himself, and those around him/5(K).

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This imaginative and gorgeous story first appeared in French. “Vathek bears such marks of originality,” says Lord Byron, “that those who have visited the East will have some difficulty in .