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The Resource Vathek, edited with an introduction by Roger Lonsdale

Vathek, edited with an introduction by Roger Lonsdale

Label
Vathek
Title
Vathek
Statement of responsibility
edited with an introduction by Roger Lonsdale
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
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. --Wikipedia.com
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1760-1844
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beckford, William
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lonsdale, Roger
Series statement
Oxford English novels
Label
Vathek, edited with an introduction by Roger Lonsdale
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the French
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages [xxxvii]-xl
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Note on the text -- Select bibliography -- A chronology of William Beckford -- Vathek -- Explanatory notes -- Appendix I. Prefaces to Vathek -- Appendix II. Account of Vathek from d'Herbelot's Bibilotheque Orientale (1697) -- Textual notes
Control code
96875
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xliii, 187 pages
Isbn
9780192553379
Lccn
76487817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
1 illustration
System control number
(WaOLN)631192
Label
Vathek, edited with an introduction by Roger Lonsdale
Publication
Note
Translated from the French
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages [xxxvii]-xl
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Note on the text -- Select bibliography -- A chronology of William Beckford -- Vathek -- Explanatory notes -- Appendix I. Prefaces to Vathek -- Appendix II. Account of Vathek from d'Herbelot's Bibilotheque Orientale (1697) -- Textual notes
Control code
96875
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xliii, 187 pages
Isbn
9780192553379
Lccn
76487817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
1 illustration
System control number
(WaOLN)631192

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