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Henley, Samuel 1740-1815

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Works: 81 works in 323 publications in 4 languages and 6,196 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Poetry  Church history  Controversial literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sermons  Portraits 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: PQ1957.B29, 843.5
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The history of Caliph Vathek by William Beckford( file )
48 editions published between 1833 and 2011 in English and held by 1,527 libraries worldwide
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 demon Eblis where he is doomed to wander endlessly and speechlessly
Vathek by William Beckford( Book )
53 editions published between 1816 and 1999 in English and French and held by 1,471 libraries worldwide
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 treasures of Eblis
Three eighteenth century romances: The castle of Otranto; Vathek; The romance of the forest by Harrison R Steeves( Book )
3 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 615 libraries worldwide
Vathek an Arabian tale by William Beckford( Book )
43 editions published between 1809 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 467 libraries worldwide
Vathek is one of the earliest and most influential Gothic novels. Its hero is the Caliph Vathek who renounces Islam in a hedonistic quest for supernatural powers, which leads to his downfall. Beckford's genius was in marrying Orientalism with the Gothic, both sources of fascination and delight to reading audiences of the time
The Bermudian a poem ; [Two lines in Latin from Horace] by Nathaniel Tucker( file )
15 editions published between 1774 and 2005 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
An arabian tale from an unpublished manuscript: with notes critical and explanatory by William Beckford( Book )
10 editions published between 1786 and 1809 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
Vathek, with the episodes of Vathek by William Beckford( Book )
3 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 194 libraries worldwide
Shorter novels by Philip Henderson( Book )
3 editions published between 1930 and 1953 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
The history of the Caliph Vathek : European travels by William Beckford( Book )
6 editions published between 1815 and 1891 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
A sermon preached at Williamsburg, May V. 1771 for the benefit of a fund to support the poor widows and orphans of clergymen in Virginia by Samuel Henley( file )
11 editions published in 1771 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
A candid refutation of the heresy imputed by Ro. C. Nicholas Esquire to the Reverend S. Henley. [Eight lines in French from D'Alembert] by Samuel Henley( file )
10 editions published in 1774 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Ad Anglos. Ode gratulatoria. A S. H-, eloquentiæ professore by Samuel Henley( file )
2 editions published in 1793 in Latin and English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Vathek translated from the original French by William Beckford( Book )
2 editions published in 1816 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
A dissertation upon the controverted passages in St. Peter and St. Jude concerning the angels ... By Samuel Henley by Samuel Henley( file )
7 editions published between 1778 and 2005 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Italy : with sketches of Spain and Portugal by William Beckford( Book )
2 editions published in 1834 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
The story of Al Raoui, a tale from the Arabic by Samuel Henley( Book )
5 editions published in 1799 in English and German and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Vathek : an oriental tale by William Beckford( Book )
2 editions published in 1834 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Henley, S. 1740-1815
Henley, S. (Samuel), 1740-1815
Languages
English (257)
Latin (1)
German (1)
French (1)
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