The History of Rasselas

The History of Rasselas : Prince of Abissinia

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Written in the evenings of a single week to pay for his mother's funeral, Samuel Johnson's only novel offers a compelling glimpse of the distinguished English writer's moral views. Its rapid execution, it is said, was the result of a lifetime spent contemplating the book's chief topics. A philosophical romance that traces the pilgrimage of an African prince and his companions to Egypt, the parable ponders a number of subjects among them flying machines, poetry, marriage, and madness."

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  • Paperback | 99 pages
  • 134.6 x 210.8 x 7.6mm | 90.72g
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New YorkUnited States
  • English
  • 048644094X
  • 9780486440941
  • 194,176

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