|Publication Location||London, England|
|Notes||First published in English in 1786 without Beckford's name as "An Arabian Tale, From an Unpublished Manuscript," claiming to be translated directly from Arabic. |
The novel was originally written in French, which was then translated into English by Samuel Henley. Henley published his English version before the original French - simply titled as "Vathek" - was published in December 1786 (postdated 1787).