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by William Beckford
Author: William Beckford
Publisher: Scolar Press (October 1971)
Category: Imaginative Literature
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Beckford's Gothic novel, Vathek, an Arabian tale, was originally written in French when the author was 21.
Beckford's Gothic novel, Vathek, an Arabian tale, was originally written in French when the author was 21. It is the story of Caliph Vathek, whose eye can kill at a glance, who makes a pact with the Devil, Eblis.
WILLIAM BECKFORD was born in 1760, the son of the famous Lord Mayor of London and the granddaughter of the Earl of Abercorn. Brought up at his father’s country seat at Fonthill in Wiltshire, he received his education at home, where he was often alone and free to indulge his vivid imagination. In 1777 he travelled abroad for the first time, visiting first Switzerland and then Italy, where he stayed with Sir William and Lady Catherine Hamilton, who became a trusted friend and adviser.
William Thomas Beckford (1760-1844) was an English novelist, art critic, travel writer and politician. VATHEK is considered a gothic novel, but there it little gothic about it. There are no churches or castles, and the maiden does not run from the caliph for long. However, there are a great many supernatural elements taken from Arab mythology, at least as they were understood by William Beckford. These elements may make this tale worth reading some 230 or so years after it was written.
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 in 1782, and then translated into English by Reverend Samuel Henley in which. It was composed in French beginning in 1782, and then translated into English by Reverend Samuel Henley in which form it was first published in 1786 without Beckford's name as An Arabian Tale, From an Unpublished Manuscript, claiming to be translated directly from Arabic.
Vathek: by. Beckford, William, 1760-1844.
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This novel chronicles the fall from power of the Caliph Vathek, who renounces Islam and engages 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 where he is doomed to wander endlessly and speechlessly.
THE HISTORY of the CALIPH VATHEK. CASSELL & COMPANY, Limited: LONDON, PARIS, NEW YORK & MELBOURNE. His family, originally of Gloucestershire, had thriven by the plantations in Jamaica; and his father, sent to school in England, and forming a school friendship at Westminster with Lord Mansfield, began the world in this country as a merchant, with inheritance of an enormous West India fortune.
Sampson, Low, Son and Marston, 1868 - 189 pages. Bibliographic information. The History of the Caliph Vathek Bayard Series.