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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Among famous English examples of the genre are William Beckford's Vathek, an Arabian Tale (1786), introducing the mysteries of the East; Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794); William Godwin's Caleb Williams (1794); and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818), deriving terror from science.