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Sedgwick discusses Beckford's use of this genre and particularly concentrates on the tale's preoccupation with the Halls of Eblis.
together with a thousand other horrible oddities"(100), through which she achieves "intercourse with the infernal powers"(101), and finally to the sombre magnificence of the tragic end in the Halls of Eblis.
Eblis, the Muslim Satan, master of the fantastic spirits of both sexes who dance lasciviously in troops to the music of Hell, Eblis the swayer of the crowds who pass, their right hands on their flaming hearts without regarding anything around them, Eblis himself is one of the damned: 'Eblis, with a voice more mild than might be imagined, but such as transfused through the soul the deepest melancholy, said, "Creatures of clay, I receive you into my empire".