The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia

The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia

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Baker & Taylor
The moral tale about the escape of Rasselas and his companions from a valley of happiness and pleasure to Egypt to study the conditions of men's lives in an attack on eighteenth-century optimism and romanticism

Oxford University Press
Rasselas--regarded as Johnson's most creative work--presents the story of the journey of Rasselas and his companions in search of "the choice of life." Its charm lies not in its plot, but rather in its wise and humane look at man's constant search for happiness. The text is based on the second edition as Samuel Johnson revised it.

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1988
ISBN: 9780192817785
Branch Call Number: FICTION JOHNS
Characteristics: xxxviii, 183 pages ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Hardy, J. P. (John P.), 1933-
Notes: "First published 1968. First issued with revisions as a World's classics paperback 1988"--Title page verso
Commonly known under title: Rasselas


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