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 selection of writings gains the whole 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 radical Azemia, a scathing assault on British politics.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous via introductions and notes by way of unusual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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