The History of Caliph Vathek by William Beckford

This etext was prepared by David Price, email from the 1887 Cassell and Company edition. THE HISTORY OF THE CALIPH VATHEK INTRODUCTION William Beckford, born in 1759, the year before the accession of King George the Third, was the son of an Alderman who became twice Lord Mayor of London. His family, originally of