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Rasselas (1759) [Novel]
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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 much­travelled 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.

Original title: The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionHistoricalEpics
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Shorter Novels of the Eighteenth Century (1930) [Anthology]
      Authors: Horace Walpole , William Beckford , Samuel Johnson
     Samuel Johnson: Rasselas, Poems, and Selected Prose (1952) [Collection]
      Author: Samuel Johnson

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Rasselas (1759)
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Language: English

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The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia (December 18, 2007)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Harmondsworth, Middlesex
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780141439709
Dimensions: 5 x 7.7 x 0.2 in
Pages: 192

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The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia (February 24, 1977)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Harmondsworth, Middlesex
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780140431087
Dimensions: 5 x 7.6 x 0.5
Pages: 160
Notes: Introduction by D. J. Enright
Cover painting: John Frederick Lewis, detail from Street Scene in Cairo, near the Bab-el-Luk

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