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"[...]curtains, of crimson cloth, its striped ceilings, its minaret, and other accessories, conveyed the idea that the being who designed the place and endeavoured to carry out the plan, was deeply imbued with the spirit of that lonely grandeur and strict solitariness which obtains through all countries and among all people of the East. The building was surrounded by a high wall, and entrance afforded to the garden in which the tower stood, by a door of small dimensions. The garden itself was Eastern in its character. Though comparatively circumscribed in its size, nevertheless were to be found within it, solitary walks and deep retiring shades, such as could be supposed Vathek, the mournful and the magnificent, loved, and from the bowers of which might be expected would suddenly fall upon the ear, sounds of the cymbal and the dulcimer. The building contained several apartments crowded with the finest paintings. At the time I made my[...].""
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Product details

  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 154g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507534639
  • 9781507534632

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4,192 ratings
3.3 out of 5 stars
5 17% (733)
4 25% (1,039)
3 35% (1,457)
2 16% (690)
1 7% (273)
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