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history of the Caliph Vathek.

William Beckford

history of the Caliph Vathek.

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Published by Cassell & Company, Ltd. in London (etc.) .
Written in English


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SeriesCassell"s national library -- 96
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Open LibraryOL13648303M


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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(20). The History of Caliph Vathek - Kindle edition by Beckford, William, Morley, Henry.

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Aided by his depraved mother Carathis, Vathek proceeds to damn himself, and those around him. 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 glance, who makes a pact with the Devil, : 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. 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.

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.

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

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.

The History of the Caliph Vathek - The Original Classic Edition, written by Mr William Beckford has been published in the English language. Vathek was the ninth Caliph of the Abassides, who ascended to the throne at an early age. His figure was pleasing and majestic, but when he got angry his eyes became so terrible that "the wretch on whom it was fixed instantly fell.

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He renounces Islam and engages in debauchery and other evils with his mother, Carathis, in an attempt to further his : Halcyon Press, Ltd. 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 The History of Caliph Vathek by William Beckford Part 2 out of 2.

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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. 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.

Samuel Henley, who published it. 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.

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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.