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The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia, Paperback / softback Book

The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia Paperback / softback

Edited by Paul Goring


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.

Their 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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9780141439709

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