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    Rasselas and Other Tales (Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson) (Hardback) By (author) Samuel Johnson, Edited by Gwin J. Kolb

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    DescriptionThis volume brings together three of Johnson's longest fictional pieces, works which embody different literary genres but share unusual similarities in some of their principle themes and emphases. "Rasselas", perhaps the most popular of Johnson's publications, is a philosophical tale that encompasses the full range of Johnson's thinking on moral, psychological and literary matters. It is considered by many to be central to an understanding of Johnson and his age. "The Vision of Theodore", a moral allegory, and "The Fountains", a fairy tale, demonstrate clearly the variety of Johnson's narrative skills. The three works are introduced and annotated by Gwin J. Kolb, a recognized authority on "Rasselas", and the texts reflect Kolb's examination of pertinent materials. The introductions cover a wider range of topics than has been addressed in previous editions, and the historical notes comprise the largest body of glosses that has accompanied the three pieces.


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    Title
    Rasselas and Other Tales
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Samuel Johnson, Edited by Gwin J. Kolb
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 364
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 280 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 650 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780300044515
    ISBN 10: 0300044518
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    LC classification: PS
    DC20: 823.5
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11500
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 06
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A25400000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: DNL, FBC
    Illustrations note
    facsims.
    Publisher
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    06 March 1991
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Table of contents
    "The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia" - contents of the first volume, contents of the second volume, text; "The Vision of Theodore, the Hermit of Teneriffe" - editor's introduction text; "The Fountains - A Fairy Tale" - editor's introduction, "The Fountains. Appendix: the reception of "Rasselas", 1759-1800.