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2 edition of Vathek found in the catalog.

Vathek

William Beckford

Vathek

by William Beckford

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Published by The Floating Press in Waiheke Island .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL24286124M
ISBN 109781775415596
OCLC/WorldCa593889324

Vathek. Second Edition. William Beckford Edited by Thomas Keymer Oxford World's Classics. One of the strangest and most unforgettable eighteenth-century novels, Vathek's tale of the Caliph's obsessive quest for knowledge, and his eternal damnation, is a wild Gothic fantasy whose sensuous imagination and grotesque comedy have inspired writers from Byron to .   Vathek - Ebook written by William Beckford. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Vathek/5(23).

  Vathek's extraordinary journey to the subterranean palace of Eblis, and the terrifying fate that there awaits him, is a captivating tale of magic and oriental fantasy, sudden violence and corrupted love, whose mix of moral fable, grotesque comedy, and evocative beauty defies classification/5(K).   Vathek (also titled Vathek, an Arabian Tale or The History of the Caliph Vathek) is a Gothic novel written by William Beckford. It was composed in French beginning in , and 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by Reverend Samuel Henley in which form it was first published in without Beckford's name as An Arabian Tale, From an Unpublished Manuscript, claiming to be Brand: Bronson Tweed Publishing.

Vathek: An Arabian Tale by William Beckford, written when he was just 21 in It is a combination of a Gothic novel and Orientalism. The 18/19century was noted for an obsession of all things Oriental. Vathek is the 9th Caliph of Abassides and is addicted to the pursuit of pleasures for all his senses. His major sin is gluttony/5(39). William Thomas Beckford (1 October – 2 May ) was an English novelist, a profligate and consummately knowledgeable art collector and patron of works of decorative art, a critic, travel writer and sometime politician, reputed at one stage in his life to be the richest commoner in England. His parents were William Beckford and Maria Hamilton, daughter of the Hon. George Born: 1 October , Soho Square, London, England.


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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 tone, which is slyly humorous and ironic, rescues the book from the boredom brought on by a mere catalog of incidents.

My favorite part is when dwarfs are pinched to death. Even more of interest and wonder is the biography of the writer, as given in the introduction (augmented by my internet research)/5(14).

This is NOT the book Vathek by William Beckford. It is the later "The Episodes of Vathek", three related Gothic short stories. While not the book I actually expected, the stories were still entertaining and well-written.

Just don't buy this if you want to read the story of Vathek himself/5(19). 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.

Buy a cheap copy of Vathek book by William Beckford. William Beckford's Vathek is a touchstone of eighteenth-century Orientalism and of the Gothic novel. Beckford's later work, The Episodes of Vathek, shares Vathek's Free shipping over $/5(5). Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.

Vathek, ninth Caliph of the race of the Abassides, Vathek book 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 /5(8).

“Vathek” was originally written in French, of which its style is a model. The translation which follows, is not by the author himself, though he expressed perfect satisfaction with it. It was originally published in For splendour of description, exquisite humour, and supernatural interest and grandeur, it stands without a rival in.

Vathek, Gothic novel by William Beckford, published in Considered a masterpiece of bizarre invention and sustained fantasy, Vathek was written in French in and was translated into English by the author’s friend the Rev.

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Vathek: by Beckford, William, Publication date [?] Publisher London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent Collection cdl; americana Digitizing sponsor MSN Contributor University of California Libraries Language English "Notes": p.

[] Addeddate Bookplateleaf Call numberPages: This book actually consists of material William Beckford wrote for inclusion in VATHEK (which I reviewed in Three Gothic Novels: The Castle of Otranto, Vathek, The Vampyre, and a Fragment of a Novel) (you can even tell at which point, late in the novel, it would have been inserted).But this never happened (for a number of reasons) and while scholars knew these "episodes" /5.

Vathek is one of the earliest and most influential Gothic novels. Its hero is the Caliph Vathek who renounces Islam in a hedonistic quest for supernatural powers, which leads to his downfall.

Beckford's genius was in marrying Orientalism with the Gothic, both sources of fascination and delight to reading audiences of the time. Vathek Vathek (VAH-tehk), an Arabian sultan, a man addicted to sensory pleasures who indulges in black Giaour gives him the key to the.

Three Gothic Novels: The Castle of Otranto; Vathek; Frankenstein by Mary Shelley,William Beckford,Horace Walpole and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   The (revised ) Oxford World Classics Editions of Beckford's 'Vathek' of is almost exhaustingly as well as exhaustively scholarly with not only the final text as the basis of the book but a full range of notes from the work is quite slight in many ways but it has to be granted its originality as a quasi-Gothic /5(30).

Vathek is a feverish account of debauchery and ambition that has inspired the likes of Lord Byron, H. Lovecraft, and Clark Ashton Smith.

This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.5/5(1). Vathek (alternatively titled Vathek, an Arabian Tale or The History of the Caliph Vathek) is a Gothic novel written by William Beckford.

It was composed in French beginning inand then translated into English by Reverend Samuel Henley[1] in Brand: CreateSpace Publishing. Vathek is completely bizarre and probably a book that you’ll either love or hate. It’s worth reading if you’re interested in the origins of gothic literature, fantasy or horror – and it apparently influenced both Byron and H.P.

Lovecraft, among others. If you don’t take this book too seriously, it’s quite entertaining. Get this from a library! Vathek. [William Beckford; Roger Lonsdale] -- 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.

This is NOT the book Vathek by William Beckford. It is the later "The Episodes of Vathek", three related Gothic short stories. While not the book I actually expected, the stories were still entertaining and well-written. Just don't buy this /5(19). Vathek's extraordinary journey to the subterranean palace of Eblis, and the terrifying fate that there awaits him, is a captivating tale of magic and oriental fantasy, sudden violence and corrupted love, whose mix of moral fable, grotesque comedy, and evocative beauty defies classification.