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Vathek (Oxford World's Classics)

Vathek (Oxford World's Classics)
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Books of Horror - The Classics (34 items)
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Manufacturer: Oxford University Press, USA
Release date: 15 March 2009
ISBN-10 : 0199537224 | ISBN-13: 9780199537228
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Books of Horror - The Classics (34 books items)

"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, "

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