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The History of Caliph VathekWilliam Beckford

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The History of Caliph Vathek
William Beckford
Public Domain Books , English
 

Shorter Novels, Eighteenth C...Samuel Johnson, Horace Walpo...

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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Shorter Novels, Eighteenth Century The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia; The Castle of Otranto, a Gothic Story; Vathek, an Arabian Tale
Samuel Johnson, Horace Walpole, William Beckford
English
 

The Music of MelancholyMB Walsh

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A Kindle Single Praise for the Music of Melancholy “This story shocked me to the core. The ending is so unexpected it left me reeling.” - Kate O’Hearn, bestselling author of the Pegasus series.

The unnatural and the macabre waltz to an eer… more

The Music of Melancholy
MB Walsh
English
 

The World's Greatest Books, ...Jane Austen, R.D. Blackmore

The World’s Greatest Books, Vol. I Fiction” includes abridgements of the following books: Edmond About’s (1828-1885) King of the Mountains, Harrison Ainsworth’s (1805-1882) Tower of London, Hans Christian Andersen’s (1805-1875) Improvisat… more

The World’s Greatest Books, Vol. I Fiction (Abridged)
Jane Austen, R.D. Blackmore
B&R Samizdat Express , English
 

50 Classic Horror BooksBram Stoker, Mary Shelley, H...

Before there was Twilight, Anne Rice, or Stephen King, there was H.P. Lovecraft, J. Sheridan LeFanu, and Bram Stoker—discover here 50 chilling tales that inspired horror and gothic writers alike for generations to come. An active table of … more

50 Classic Horror Books
Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley, H.P. Lovecraft, Golgotha Press
Golgotha Press , English
 

Dreams Waking Thoughts and I...William Beckford

June 19th, 1780.—Shall I tell you my dreams—To give an account of my time is doing, I assure you, but little better.”

Dreams Waking Thoughts and Incidents
William Beckford
English
 

William Beckford: Composing ...Timothy Mowl

William Beckford had two lives: one real and sensational, the other an elegant forgery he invented in retirement after the young Disraeli mischievously sent him a homoerotic epic based loosely on Beckford’s own career. Biographers have been… more

William Beckford: Composing for Mozart
Timothy Mowl
Faber Finds , English
 

Vathek William Beckford

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VATHEK. Vathek, ninth caliph of the race of the Abassides, was the son of Motassem, and the grandson of Haroun al Raschid. From an early accession to the throne, and the talents he possessed to adorn it, his subjects were induced to exp… more

Vathek
William Beckford
English
 

Italy; with sketches of Spai...William Beckford

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Excerpt:Ostend, 21st June, 1780.WE had a rough passage, and arrived at this imperial haven in a piteous condition. Notwithstanding its renown and importance, it is but a scurvy place—preposterous Flemish roofs disgust your eyes when cast up… more

Italy; with sketches of Spain and Portugal
William Beckford
English
 

Vathek : An Arabian TaleWilliam Beckford

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VATHEK, ninth Caliph of the race of the Abassides, was the son of Motassem, and the grandson of Haroun Al Raschid. From an early accession to the throne, and the talents he possessed to adorn it, his subjects were induced to expect that hi… more

Vathek : An Arabian Tale
William Beckford
English
 

THE HISTORY OF THE CALIPH VATHEKWilliam Beckford

Vathek is an Arabian tale with oriental setting, characters, oriental cultures. and myth. It is also a Gothic novel because of the supernatural, ghosts, spirits, and the terror it tries to induce on the reader. William Beckford was an Eng… more

THE HISTORY OF THE CALIPH VATHEK
William Beckford
Classics-Unbound , English
 

The Lost LeonardoStephen Holmes

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A personal account of the search for a “Lost Leonardo” - a painting of the Holy Children (Jesus and John the Baptist) kissing and embracing.More than a dozen art scholars of the last 120 years have stated that the motif of the Holy Children… more

The Lost Leonardo
Stephen Holmes
M P Publishing , English
 

VathekWilliam Beckford

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 bea… more

Vathek
William Beckford
Oxford University Press, USA , English
 

Dreams, Waking Thoughts and ...William Beckford

a few of the many mysteries of life

Dreams, Waking Thoughts and Incidents; a series of letters from various parts of Europe
William Beckford
English
 

Italy: with sketches of Spai...William Beckford

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Italy: with sketches of Spain and Portugal, by the author of ‘Vathek.’ 2 v
William Beckford
Old Classics , English
 

Tales of the Grotesque, by M...Ambrose Bierce, William Beck...

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Tales of the Grotesque is an anthology of classic horror tales including:An Occurrence at Owl Creek, Ambrose Bierce 1890The History of the Caliph Vathek, William Beckford 1887Carmilla, J. Sheridan Le Fanu 1872The Murders in the Rue Morgue, … more

Tales of the Grotesque, by Masters of Horror
Ambrose Bierce, William Beckford, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Edgar Allan Poe
English
 

The History of the Caliph VathekWilliam Beckford

William Beckford, born in 1759, the year before the accession of KingGeorge the Third, was the son of an Alderman who became twice Lord Mayorof London. His family, originally of Gloucestershire, had thriven by theplantations in Jamaica; and… more

The History of the Caliph Vathek
William Beckford
English
 

Vathek (The World's Classics)William Beckford

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made bes… more

Vathek (The World’s Classics)
William Beckford
Oxford University Press, USA , English
 

Four Gothic Novels: The Cast...Horace Walpole, William Beck...

Macabre and melodramatic, set in haunted castles or fantastic landscapes, Gothic tales became fashionable in the late eighteenth century with the publication of Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto (1764). Crammed with catastrophe, terro… more

Four Gothic Novels: The Castle of Otranto; Vathek; The Monk; Frankenstein
Horace Walpole, William Beckford, Matthew Lewis, Mary Shelley
Oxford University Press, USA , English
 

The History of the Caliph Va...William Beckford

The History of the Caliph Vathek (Annotated)Large Type EditionEdited by Small Leaf

The History of the Caliph Vathek (Annotated) (Large Type Print)
William Beckford
English

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