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The History Of Rasselas, Prince Of Abissinia

by Samuel Johnson

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'gives by far the best account of Rasselas and assistance to the reader of any edition published in the last twenty-five years' Dr J. D. Fleeman, Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford

'J.P. Hardy has introduced and annotated this text admirably, and is particularly successful in opening up the philosophical implications of the fable.' G.D. Carnall, Edinburgh University

'valuable annotation not available elsewhere makes it the best edition currently available' G.F. Parker, Clare College, Cambridge

'Attractive, reasonably priced and very fully annotated, with a sensible introduction.' Martin Priestman, Roehampton Institute

'Well produced and excellently edited, at an amazingly cheap price.' Henry Merritt, C.C.A.T.

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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 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.

About the Author
J. P. Hardy is Professor of Humanities at Bond University, Queensland. He has edited many editions of Johnson's works, including Johnson's Lives of the Poets: A Selection (OPET, 1971)



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