An enthralling work of Gothic fiction, modelled on the Arabian Nights
This collection of writings features the complete text of William Beckford's best-known book, Vathek. Beckford's talent for satire emerges in selections from Biographical Memoirs, a collection of essays on imaginary artists, and the novel Azemia, a scathing attack on British politics.
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