Vathek by William Beckford

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 beginning in 1782, and then translated into English by Reverend Samuel Henley in which form it was first published in 1786 without Beckford's name as An Arabian Tale, From an Unpublished Manuscript, claiming to be translated directly from Arabic. The first French edition, titled simply as Vathek, was published in December 1786 (postdated 1787). In the twentieth century some editions include The Episodes of Vathek (Vathek et ses épisodes), three related tales intended by Beckford to be so incorporated, but omitted from the original edition and published separately long after his death.

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Vathek Hardcover 7872125 $15.16
VATHEK Hardcover 11368748 $952.95 $24.99
Vathek y sus episodios (Gótica) (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 1077501 $34.08 2015
Vathek Hardcover 4235022 $17.59 $27.28 2018
Vathek Paperback 13158042 $65.69 $65.36 2017
Three Gothic Novels: The Castle of Otranto, Vathek, The Vampyre Paperback 1370465 $14.03 $1.55 1966
Vathek Paperback 1795924 $6.99 $8.26 2017
Vathek: An Arabian Tale (The Argot Early Gothic Collection) Paperback 2520008 $8.99 $9.15 2018
Vathek and Other Stories: A William Beckford Reader (Penguin Classics) Paperback 356966 $4.89 $3.99 1995
Vathek and Other Stories: A William Beckford Reader (Penguin Classics) Kindle Edition 2016094 2007
Vathek Hardcover 16042834 $57.24 $95.33 1994
Vathek (Oxford World's Classics) Kindle Edition 1000682 2013
Vathek Paperback 1724145 $5.99 $3.36 2017
Three Gothic Novels (Penguin Modern Classics) Kindle Edition 1086119 1974
Vathek Kindle Edition 694648 2015
Vathek Paperback 21020141 $76.58
Vathek: Roman (German Edition) Kindle Edition 3586650 2018
Vathek Hardcover 7162162 $2.14
Vathek with the Episodes of Vathek Paperback 2428047 $2.90 $3.09 2001
The History of the Caliph Vathek by William Beckford, Fiction, Fantasy Hardcover 1699332 $26.95 2002
Vathek (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback 2328430 $25.96 $1.49 2009
Vathek: An Arabian Tale Paperback 1966454 $13.95 $51.07 2019
Vathek Hardcover 4729715 $465.13 $236.16 2015
Vathek: An Arabian Tale Kindle Edition 508577 2018
Vathek; An Arabian Tale Paperback 14299503 $16.95 2016
Vathek - An Arabian Tale Paperback 14329686 $12.95 $794.00 2015
Vathek (A Gothic Novel: the Original Translation by Reverend Samuel Henley) Kindle Edition 1058879 2013
Vathek (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback 2890402 $9.33 $2.95 1999
Vathek Hardcover 5386107 $24.97
Vathek, cuento arabe/ Arabic Story: Con sus tres Episodios/ With It's Tree Episodes (Spanish Edition) Paperback 1954957 $14.61 $33.00 2006
Vathek : cuento árabe Paperback 10797247 $15.46 $30.00
Vathek An Arabian Tale Kindle Edition 3500730 2016
Vathek (Haunted Library Horror Classics) Paperback 1086178 $14.99 2020
Four Early Gothic Novels: Frankenstein, The Castle of Otranto, The Vampyre, Vathek Paperback 1403850 $14.99 2020
The History of Caliph Vathek Annotated Paperback 2162596 $10.99 2020
THREE GOTHIC NOVELS:THE CASTLE OF OTRANTO,by Horace Walpole; VATHEK,by William Beckford;THE VAMPYRE,by John Polidori Paperback 2350494 $2.00
The Episodes of Vathek (Dedalus European Classics S) Paperback 2239462 $7.83 $3.51 1995
Vathek (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback 469934 $8.24 $1.76 2013
Vathek Paperback 7868650 $9.99 $8.99 2013
Three Gothic Novels: The Castle of Otranto; Vathek; Frankenstein Paperback 794839 $11.39 $0.39 1968
Four Gothic Novels: The Castle of Otranto; Vathek; The Monk; Frankenstein (World's Classics) Paperback 1848962 $8.30 $2.32 1994
The History of Caliph Vathek Annotated Paperback 725387 $10.99 2021
Castle of Otranto: WITH Nightmare Abbey AND Vathek (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural) Paperback 1462628 $0.75 $0.77 2009