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The History of the Caliph Vathek

William Beckford

The History of the Caliph Vathek

by William Beckford

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Published by Borgo Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fantasy,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - Fantasy,
  • Fantasy - General,
  • Fiction / Fantasy / General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages128
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8822875M
    ISBN 10158715692X
    ISBN 109781587156922

    Vathek is an Arabian caliph whose reign is marked by turbulence and unrest. A sensuous person, he builds five palaces, each devoted to the enjoyment of one of the five senses, and his fondness for. The History of the Caliph Vathek. William Beckford. J.W. Lovell Company, - pages. 0 Reviews. Preview this book.

    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 demon Eblis Seller Rating: % positive. Chronicles the fall from power of the Caliph Vathek, who renounces Islam and engages with his mother, Carathis, in a series of licentious and deplorable activities designed to gain him supernatural powers. Vathek was written during a time when part of European culture was influenced by Orientalism.

    The History of Caliph Vathek eBook. His son’s famous “History of the Caliph Vathek” looks as if it had been planned for an Alderman’s dream after a very heavy dinner at the Mansion House. There is devotion in it to the senses, emphasis on heavy dining. 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. Download it today!


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Vathek, William Beckford, Edited with an introduction by Roger Lonsdale, London: Oxford university press, =, Pages Vathek (alternatively titled Vathek, an Arabian Tale or The History of the Caliph Vathek) is a Gothic novel written by William Beckford/5.

The History of Caliph Vathek - Kindle edition by Beckford, William, Morley, Henry. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The History of Caliph Vathek/5(19).

Vathek (alternatively titled Vathek, an Arabian Tale or The History of the Caliph Vathek) is a Gothic novel written by William Beckford. Vathek capitalised on the 18th (and early 19th) century obsession with all things Oriental (see Orientalism), which was inspired by Antoine Galland's translation of The Arabian Nights (itself re-translated, into English, in )/5(11).

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 a Pages: This is one of the earliest Gothic novels.

The Caliph Vathek is one of the wealthiest and most powerful men who ever lived. 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. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Project Gutenberg; 61, free ebooks; 6 by William Beckford; The History of Caliph Vathek by William Beckford The History of Caliph Vathek Note: Translation of Vathek Language: English: LoC Class: PR: Language and Literatures: English literature: Subject: English.

The Caliph Vathek is one of the wealthiest and most powerful men who ever lived. 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).

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.

The History of Caliph Vathek The palace named The Delight of the Eyes, or the Support of Memory, was one entire enchantment. Rarities collected from every corner of the earth were there found in such profusion as to dazzle and confound, but for the order Pages:   There is a ghost of a moral in the story of a sensual Caliph going to the bad, as represented by his final introduction to the Halls of Eblis.

But the enjoyment given by the book reflects the real enjoyment that the author had in writing it--enjoyment great enough to cause it to be written at a heat, in one long sitting, without flagging power/5(3).

The Caliph Vathek is one of the wealthiest and most powerful men who ever lived. But this is not enough for him. He seeks also forbidden knowledge, and doesn't care who he has to hurt to get it.

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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. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Beckford, William, History of the caliph Vathek.

New York: J. Pott, (OCoLC) Material Type. 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.

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It was composed in French beginning inand then translated into English by Reverend Samuel Henley[ in which form it was first published in without Beckford's name as An Arabian Tale, From an Unpublished Manuscript, claiming to be translated /5(18). The History of Caliph Vathek by William Beckford Part 2 out of 2.

homepage; Index of The History of Caliph Vathek; Previous part (1) "O gentle white dove, as thou soar'st through the air.Genre/Form: Fiction Gothic fiction: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Beckford, William, History of the caliph Vathek. New York: W.L. Allison.

In Beckford's romance, the "History of the Caliph Vathek," appeared in its original French, an English translation of the work having been published "anonymously and surreptitiously" in "Vathek" was written by Beckford in or at a single sitting of three days and two : Zhingoora Books.