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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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The distinguished English writer's only novel provides a compelling glimpse of his moral views as he assails 18th-century optimism and man's unrealistic estimates of what life has to offer. Rasselas ponders such subjects as romantic love, flights of imagination, the great discoveries of science, and speculations about the meaning of happiness.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486440941
Author:
Johnson, Samuel
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Samuel Jo
Author:
hnson
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Happiness
Subject:
Princes
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Literature & Drama
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.28 lb

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The distinguished English writer's only novel provides a compelling glimpse of his moral views as he assails 18th-century optimism and man's unrealistic estimates of what life has to offer. Rasselas ponders such subjects as romantic love, flights of imagination, the great discoveries of science, and speculations about the meaning of happiness.

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