A captivating hybrid of Gothic, oriental, and satiric fiction, Vathek
documents the fall of Vathek, whose obsessive quest for knowledge, pleasure
and power leads to his eventual damnation. An extraordinary fantasy, the
novel has influenced writers from Byron to Lovecraft. This new edition
combines a definitive text with new introduction and notes.

William Beckford—Vathek

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