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" Orientale;" but for correctness of costume, beauty of description, and power of imagination, it far surpasses all European imitations; and bears such marks of originality, that those who have visited the East will find some difficulty in believing it... "
The poetical works of lord Byron, with notes - Page 64
de George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1885
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De romantische griezelroman: gothic novel : een merkwaardig rand ...

Hendrik van Gorp - 1998 - 124 pages
...groeiende belangstelling voor het Oosten. Byron, die het erg bewonderde, schreef er later over: "Vathek bears such marks of originality, that those who have visited the East will have some difficulty in believing it to be more than a translation". V AT HE K. A LAUSANNE, M.DCG.LXXXVIL...
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Vathek with The Episodes of Vathek

William Beckford - 2001 - 404 pages
...volume may have drawn his materials, but for correctness of costume, beauty of description, and power of imagination, it far surpasses all European imitations;...difficulty in believing it to be more than a translation. 2 Beckford seems far less interested in writing notes to his Oriental tales. The first French-language...
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The Orient on the Victorian Stage

Edward Ziter - 2003 - 260 pages
...Beckford's Vathek - a wildly erotic tale of Eastern sorcery- for its "correctness of costume," explaining that "those who have visited the East will find some difficulty in believing it to be more than a translation."'6 Apparently even the most lascivious depictions of Eastern opulence were borne out by...
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