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Vathek (1786), originally written in French, remains one of the strangest eighteenth-century novels and one of the most difficult to classify. Perverse and grotesque comedy alternates with scenes of 'oriental' magnificence and evocative beauty in the story of the ruthless Caliph Vathek's journey to superb damnation among the subterranean treasures of Eblis. Underlying the elegant prose is a strong element of self-indulgent personal fantasy on the part of Beckford, youthful millionaire, dreamer, and eventually social outcast. Byron, Poe, Mallarmé, and Swinburne are some of the literary figures who have admired Vathek's imaginative power. The text follows that of the 'Third Edition' of 1816, in which Beckford extensively revised and corrected Samuel Henley's original English translations from the French. The elaborate notes retained by Beckford in 1816 are also included.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199537228
Author:
Beckford, William
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Editor:
Lonsdale, Richard
Author:
Null, William
Author:
Lonsdale, Richard
Author:
null, Richard
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Gothic novels
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | 18th C
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Publication Date:
20090315
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
5 x 7.7 x 0.6 in

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