The History of the Caliph Vathek

by William Beckford (Author)
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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.

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Publication date
November 26, 2012
Publisher
Page count
90
ISBN
9781625581310
Paper ISBN
9781625581310