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Vathek and Other Stories

A collection of stories by

Beckford's Gothic novel, "Vathek", an Arabian tale, was originally written in French when the author was twenty-one. It is the story of Caliph Vathek, whose eye can kill at a glance, who makes a pact with the Devil, Eblis. This edition includes an introductory essay on William Beckford (1760-1844), encompassing the development of genre, the satirical mode, the Oriental tale, travel writing and diaries. The texts include "The Vision", "Vathek", selections from the "Biographical Memoirs", "Azemia", the "Journal of 1787", plus travel writing and writing on dreams.

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Hardback Editions

March 1994 : UK Hardback

Title: Vathek
Author(s): Malcolm Jack
ISBN: 1-85196-049-X / 978-1-85196-049-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Routledge
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Paperback Editions

December 2001 : UK Paperback

Title: Vathek And Other Stories: A William Beckford Reader (Penguin Classics)
Author(s): William Beckford
ISBN: 0-14-043961-7 / 978-0-14-043961-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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Kindle Editions

April 2007 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Vathek and Other Stories: A William Beckford Reader (Penguin Classics)
Author(s): Malcolm Jack, William Beckford
Publisher: Penguin
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