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The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia - Samuel Johnson, J.P. Hardy
The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia
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Rasselas--regarded as Johnson's most creative work--presents the story of the journey of Rasselas and his companions in search of "the choice of life." Its charm lies not in its plot, but rather in its wise and humane look at man's constant search for happiness. The text is based on the second... show more
Rasselas--regarded as Johnson's most creative work--presents the story of the journey of Rasselas and his companions in search of "the choice of life." Its charm lies not in its plot, but rather in its wise and humane look at man's constant search for happiness. The text is based on the second edition as Samuel Johnson revised it.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780192839138 (0192839136)
ASIN: 192839136
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
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3.0 The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia by Samuel Johnson
bookshelves: spring-2015, radio-4, tbr-busting-2015, classic, afr-ethiopia, lit-richer, philosophy, bellybutton-mining, feckless-procrastination, moral-high-ground, published-1759, play-dramatisation Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners Read from March 13, 2014 to May 25, 2015 http://www.bbc.co...
Randolph "Dilda" Carter
Randolph "Dilda" Carter rated it
5.0 Wrastle-Ass
Nobody reads Johnson anymore except english majors. Which is a shame since while Johnson is disdained for his lack of political correctness in his conservative particulars, his wisdom in generalization is unassailable. Much can be gleaned from his philosophy and general opinions about life and our...
JulieM
JulieM rated it
2.0 The History of Rasselas: Prince of Abissinia (Oxford World's Classics)
I read this book so I could check it off my '1001 books' list. Did I find it enlightening or life changing? Well... no. Samuel Johnson is probably best known for his English Dictionary as well as being the creator of many famous and wise sayings. Rasselas is filled with many pithy sayings, that ...
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