The History of the Caliph Vathek

Product Number: EB00676568
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
ISBN: #9781625581310
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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.

Author(s): William Beckford
Original Publish Date: Nov 26, 2012

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