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: 27/09/2007
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141439709
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