Beckford, William, 1760-1844.
London : The Folio Society, 1958
William Beckford; Herbert B Grimsditch; Edward Bawden; Folio Society (London, England)
|描述：||128 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm|
|责任：||William Beckford ; translated with an introduction by Herbert B. Grimsditch ; illustrated with lithographs by Edward Bawden.|
"The novel chronicles the fall from power of the Caliph Vathek (a fictionalised 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 where he is doomed to wander endlessly and speechlessly"--Wikipedia.