Rasselas: History of Rasselas: Prince of Abissinia

Rasselas: History of Rasselas: Prince of Abissinia

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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 much-travelled philosopher Imlac. There 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. This book is intended for literature students and teachers; philosophy studies, and related courses; generalshow more

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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 116.84 x 185.42 x 10.16mm | 113.4g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0192817787
  • 9780192817785

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