The History Of Rasselas, Prince Of Abyssinia by Samuel JohnsonThe History Of Rasselas, Prince Of Abyssinia by Samuel Johnson

The History Of Rasselas, Prince Of Abyssinia

bySamuel Johnson

Paperback | December 18, 2007

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Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia, leaves the easy life of the Happy Valley, accompanied by his sister Nekayah, her attendant Pekuah, and the much-travelled philosopher Imlac. Their journey takes them to Egypt, where they study the various conditions of men's lives, before returning home in a "conclusion in which nothing is concluded." Johnson's tale is not only a satire on optimism, but also an expression of truth about the human mind and its infinite capacity for hope.

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Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was the leading literary scholar and critic of his time. A writer of vigor, power, passion, and profundity, he helped to shape and define the Augustan Age.
Title:The History Of Rasselas, Prince Of AbyssiniaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.81 × 5.12 × 0.49 inPublished:December 18, 2007Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:014143970X

ISBN - 13:9780141439709

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok decent read by today's standards
Date published: 2017-12-25