Vathek


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Vathek

journeys to Istakhar where world’s secrets are revealed. [Br. Lit.: Vathek]

Vathek

devotes his life to sexual and other sensuous indulgences. [Br. Lit.: Beckford Vathek]
See: Lust

Vathek

condemned to eternal flames for seeking forbidden knowledge. [Br. Lit.: Beckford Vathek]

Vathek

sacrifices children, seduces a betrothed girl, and commits many other crimes to satisfy his desires. [Br. Lit.: Vathek in Magill II, 1095]
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For Otto, a recognition of the contingent relationship between perception and actuality links such disparate Romantic literary productions as The Prelude, Blake's Jerusalem, Frankenstein, and Gothic novels such as Beckford's Vathek and Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho.
Johnson's philosophical fable, Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia of 1759 (which had owed much to the Portuguese Jesuit Father Jerome Lobo's Voyage to Abyssinia translated from French by Johnson himself in 1735, and which left a mark on Wordsworth's "The Arab Dream" in The Prelude and Coleridge's Kubla Khan), William Collins's Persian Eclogues of 1742 (reprinted as Oriental Eclogues in 1757), Edward Gibbon's The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776-1778), Beckford's Gothic Caliph Vathek of 1786, and William Jones's scholarly works from Arabian, Persian, and Indian sources during the 1770s-1790s.
Another ingredient was literature, particularly gothic tales of terror such as Vathek (1786), the oriental-gothic novel by William Beckford.
Cochran's case for this, however, relies at times a bit too heavily on circumstantial evidence: in the case of William Beckford's Vathek, Cochran is able to point to direct acknowledgement and even admiration by Byron.
He seems to have been fascinated by the character of the voluptuous Vathek as portrayed in d'Herbelot's Bibliotheque Orientale (1697), one of the most influential Orientalist works.
Among their topics are the Egyptian market in 19th-century British travel writing, homo-erotics and orientalism in William Bechford's Vathek, teaching the figure of the Turk in Shelley and De Quincey, and teaching orientalism in the wake of September 11.
The Law sub-category includes content from 41 journals primarily produced by Brill Academic Publishers, Walter de Gruyter, IOS Press and Vathek Publishing.
Prominent Englishmen among Disraeli's contemporaries--such as William Beckford, author of the oriental novel Vathek, Lord Byron, and William Bankes, a collector of oriental antiquities--fled England to live abroad before they were charged when suspicions arose about their behavior.
Rogers' numerous illustrations included full-page pictures in William Beckford's The History of the Caliph Vathek (1900), edited by Justin Hannaford (S.
Fancy exile, I found out, since he stayed with the unmarried William Beckford, a British millionaire and author of the justly forgotten Gothic novel Vathek.
Influential imaginative texts of the period include William Beckford's Vathek (1787), Thomas Moore's Lallah Rooke (1817), and Lord Byron's Don Juan (1818-24); despite the satiric content of the first and third of these, the exoticism of the East is still strongly conveyed.