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Author: William Beckford; Herbert B Grimsditch; Edward Bawden; Folio Society (London, England)
Publisher: London : Folio Society, 1958.
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 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Beckford, William, 1760-1844.
Vathek.
London : The Folio Society, 1958
(OCoLC)609509134
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Beckford; Herbert B Grimsditch; Edward Bawden; Folio Society (London, England)
OCLC Number: 6506278
Description: 128 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Vathek.
Responsibility: William Beckford ; translated with an introduction by Herbert B. Grimsditch ; illustrated with lithographs by Edward Bawden.

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"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.

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