The History of the Caliph Vathek

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About The Book

The novel chronicles the fall from power of the Caliph Vathek (a fictionalized version of the historical Al-Wathiq), who renounces Islam and engages with his mother, Carathis, in a series of licentious and deplorable activities designed to gain him supernatural powers. At the end of the novel, instead of attaining these powers, Vathek descends into a hell ruled by the demon Eblis where he is doomed to wander endlessly and speechlessly.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Start Publishing LLC (November 26, 2012)
  • Length: 90 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781625581310

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