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Vathek

an Arabian tale, 1786

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This edition was published in by Scolar Press in Menston.

Written in English

334 pages

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.

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Vathek
2009, The Floating Press
eBook in English
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Vathek
2008, Oxford University Press
in English
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The History of the Caliph Vathek (Dodo Press)
June 22, 2007, Dodo Press
Paperback in English
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The History of the Caliph Vathek
May 1, 2002, Borgo Press
Hardcover in English
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The History of the Caliph Vathek
May 1, 2002, Borgo Press
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Vathek
2000, Creation Books
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Vathek
1998, Oxford University Press
in English
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Vathek
April 1994, Alianza
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Vathek: eine orientalische Erzählung
1988, Deutscher Taschenbuch
in German / Deutsch
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Vathek
April 1984, Telegraph Books
Textbook Binding
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Vathek
1983, Oxford University Press
in English - [Rev. ed.].
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Vathek: An Arabian Tale, from an Unpublished Manuscript
June 1973, Viking Press
Hardcover
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Vathek.
1972, Scholar's Facsimiles & Reprints
in English
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Vathek: an Arabian tale, 1786
1971, Scolar Press
in English
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Vathek
October 1971, Scolar Press
Paperback - Facsim.of 1786 Ed edition
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Vathek
1970, Oxford University Press
in English
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Vathek
1970, Oxford U.P.
in English
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Vathek: edited with an introduction by Roger Lonsdale.
1970, Oxford University Press
in English
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Vathek: an Arabian tale; with explanatory notes.
1966, New English Library
in English
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Vathek: conte arabe
1965, Librairie Jose Corti
in French / français - Nouvelle éd.
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Vathek
1953, Bodley Head
in English
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Vathek: conte arabe
1946, J. Corti
in French / français
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Vathek: an Arabian tale
1945, Limited Editions Club
in English
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Vathek
1929, The Nonesuch press
in English
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Vathek
1929, The Nonesuch press
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Vathek
1928, The John Day company
in English
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Vathek.
1923, P. Allan
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Vathek
1922, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent
in English
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Vathek
1922, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent
in English
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The history of the Caliph Vathek
1900, Selfridge
in English
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Vathek: an Arabian tale ...
1900, Gibbings
in English
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The history of the Caliph Vathek.
1893, Cassell & Company
in English
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Vathek: an Arabian tale
1893, Lawrence & Bullen
in English
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The history of the Caliph Vathek: and European travels
1891, Ward, Lock and co.
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The history of the Caliph Vathek.
1887, Cassell & Company, Ltd.
in English
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The history of the Caliph Vathek
1883, J.C. Nimmo and Bain
in English
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The history of the Caliph Vathek
1873, Sampson Low, Marston, Low and Searle
in English - 3rd ed.
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The history of the caliph Vathek
1868, W. L. Allison
in English - 8th ed.
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Vathek: an Arabian tale, with notes, critical and explanatory
1849, R. Bentley, Bell & Bradfute
Microform in English
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Vathek: an Arabian tale
1849, Richard Bentley, Bell & Bradfute
in English
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Vathek: an Arabian tale
1834, R. Bentley
in English
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Vathek: an Arabian tale
1834, R. Bentley, Bell and Bradfute
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Vathek: translated from the original French
1816, M. Carey
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Vathek: translated from the original French.
1816, Printed for W. Clarke ..., sold also by Taylor and Hessey ...
in English - Third edition, revised and corrected. --
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Vathek
1816, Printed for W. Clarke, New Bond street
- 3rd ed., rev. and corrected.
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Vathek
1816, printed for W. Clarke; sold also by Taylor and Hessey
in English - Third edition, revised and corrected.
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Vathek.
1815, Chez Clarke
in French / français
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Vathek.
1815, Chez Clarke
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Vathek
Publish date unknown, Ballantine Books
Paperback
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The history of the Caliph Vathek
Publish date unknown, Selfridge & Co. LTD.
in English
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Vathek.
Publish date unknown, Chapman & Dodd
in English

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Vathek

First published in 1815



Work Description

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.

Vathek

an Arabian tale, 1786

This edition was published in by Scolar Press in Menston.


Edition Notes

Facsim. of 1st. ed., London, J. Johnson, 1786.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
843/.5
Library of Congress
PZ3.B389 V26, PQ1957.B29 V26

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL5328364M
Internet Archive
vathekarabiantal0000beck
ISBN 10
085417611X
LC Control Number
72181337
OCLC/WorldCat
393632
Goodreads
800821

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