Vathek and Other Stories: A William Beckford Reader (Penguin Classics)

Vathek and Other Stories: A William Beckford Reader (Penguin Classics)

William Beckford


An enchanting paintings of Gothic fiction, modelled at the Arabian Nights

This choice of writings good points the entire textual content of William Beckford's best-known book, Vathek. Beckford's expertise for satire emerges in decisions from Biographical Memoirs, a set of essays on imaginary artists, and the unconventional Azemia, a scathing assault on British politics.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts better through introductions and notes by way of distinct students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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