ISBN 9780141439709,History of Rasselas; Prince of Abyssinia

History of Rasselas; Prince of Abyssinia

Author:

Samuel

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Johnson

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ISBN 9780141439709
Publisher

Penguin Books India

Publication Year 2007
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780141439709

ISBN-10 014143970X
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 139 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

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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