|Rasselas (1759) [Novel]|
by Samuel Johnson
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(From the publisher):
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
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ Epics
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary 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