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The History of the Caliph Vathek

William Jr. Beckford

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ISBN 10: 1617206288 / ISBN 13: 9781617206283
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86 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.2in.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. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781617206283

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Title: The History of the Caliph Vathek

Publisher: SMK Books

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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Format Paperback Subject Horror War Military Fiction Literary Styles Movements Fiction General Miscellaneous Drama Publisher Wilder Publications

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William Thomas Beckford (1 October 1760 – 2 May 1844), usually known as William Beckford, was an English novelist, a profligate and consummately knowledgeable art collector and patron of works of decorative art, a critic, travel writer and sometime politician, reputed at one stage in his life to be the richest commoner in England. His parents were William Beckford and Maria Hamilton, daughter of Hon. George Hamilton (MP). He was Member of Parliament for Wells from 1784 to 1790, for Hindon from 1790 to 1795 and 1806 to 1820. He is remembered as the author of the Gothic novel Vathek, the builder of the remarkable lost Fonthill Abbey and Lansdown Tower ("Beckford's Tower"), Bath, and especially for his art collection.

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