Vathek

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The History of the Caliph Vathek  (1887) 
by William Thomas Beckford, translated by Samuel Henley
Vathek (alternatively titled Vathek, an Arabian Tale or The History of the Caliph Vathek) is a Gothic novel written by William Beckford. It was composed in French in 1782, and then translated into English by Reverend Samuel Henley, in which form it was published in 1786. This text is based on the 1887 edition.