Book cover - The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia - Author Samuel Johnson & Thomas Keymer

The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia

Author Samuel Johnson & Thomas Keymer

  • Release Date: 2009-06-11
  • Genre: Classics

The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia Summary


The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia - Rasselas and his companions leave the 'happy valley' in search of 'the choice of life'. Johnson's philosophical tale considers such things as the nature of poetry, the stability of reason, the immortality of the soul, and the pursuit of happiness. This new edition relates the novel to Johnson's life and the political and social context.

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