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Rasselas: Prince of Abissinia Samuel Johnson

Rasselas: Prince of Abissinia

Samuel Johnson

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ISBN : 9781582012223
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343 pages
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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 ofMoreRasselas, 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 mens lives, before returning home in a `conclusion in which nothing is concluded. Johnsons tale is not only a satire on optimism, but also an expression of truth about the human mind and its infinite capacity for hope.