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Vathek : an Arabian tale

Author: William Beckford; William North; Samuel Henley
Publisher: Philadelphia : Henry Carey Baird, successor to E.L. Carey, 1854.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The novel chronicles the fall from power of the Caliph Vathek (a fictionalized version of the historical Al-Wathiq Bi'llāh), who renounces Islam and engages with his mother, Carathis, in a series of licentious and deplorable activities designed to gain him supernatural powers.
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Genre/Form: Gothic fiction
Paranormal fiction
Publishers' advertisements
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Beckford, William, 1760-1844.
Vathek.
Philadelphia : Henry Carey Baird, 1854
(OCoLC)663280576
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Beckford; William North; Samuel Henley
OCLC Number: 3554382
Notes: "Memoir" by William North: pages 3-16.
Publisher's advertisements: 24 pages at end.
Description: 180, 24 pages ; 19 cm
Other Titles: Vathek.
Responsibility: by William Beckford, Esq. ; with a memoir of the author, and notes critical and explanatory.

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The novel chronicles the fall from power of the Caliph Vathek (a fictionalized version of the historical Al-Wathiq Bi'llāh), who renounces Islam and engages with his mother, Carathis, in a series of licentious and deplorable activities designed to gain him supernatural powers.

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