Madame de Genlis, William Beckford, et Vathek

Abstract: 

William Beckford conceived the tale of Vathek at Christmas 1781. The Countess of Genlis had published in 1780, in French, and in 1781, in English, a short play called Vathek. It seems as if Beckford had wanted to transform this edifying oriental play into a sadistic oriental tale. (In French) (JB)

Author: 
Bruneau, Jean
Release Year:
Volume: 
1976-1977 Fall-Winter; 5(1-2): 34-38.