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Father– daughter incest and the economics of exchange

. 111 Shelley’s biography has thus been used frequently a basis for critical interpretation of the novel and its incest plot by scholars such as Terence Harpold, who argues Matilda depends on the details of Shelley’s life and her relationships with her parents. 112 Hoeveler is just as keen to treat the novel as autobiographical, arguing it ‘reads … as an

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Female sexual agency and male victims

2011]. Norton describes the autobiographical elements of Vathek , noting similarities between Carathis and Beckford’s own mother. 54 Donna Landry, ‘William Beckford’s Vathek and the Uses of Oriental Re-enactment’, in Saree Makdisi and Felicity A. Nussbaum (eds), The Arabian Nights in

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