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The History of the Caliph Vathek By William Beckford

The History of the Caliph Vathek

William Beckford


Available in PDF, epub, and Kindle ebook. This book has 93 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1786.

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Vathek (alternatively titled Vathek, an Arabian Tale or The History of the Caliph Vathek) is a Gothic novel written by William Beckford. It chronicles the fall from power of the Caliph Vathek, who renounces Islam and engages with his mother, Carathis, in a series of licentious and deplorable activities designed to gain him supernatural powers. Vathek was written during a time when part of European culture was influenced by Orientalism.

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