Vathek - William Beckford & Thomas Keymer


By William Beckford & Thomas Keymer

  • Release Date: 2013-06-13
  • Genre: Classics


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.