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The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia

by Samuel Johnson

The plot is simple in the extreme. Rasselas, son of the King of Abyssinia, is shut up in a beautiful valley, "till the order of succession should call him to the throne." He grows weary of the factitious entertainments of the place, and after much brooding escapes with his sister Nekayah, her attendant Pekuah and his poet-friend Imlac. They are to ...
Publish Date
2018
February 16
Goodreads rating
3.46
ISBN
9781985644069
Tags
philosophysocial-sciencesclassicsfiction
Recommendations
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Jun 21, 2009
Johnson's work is a wonderful reminder that our minds have prodigious energy that must be focused on the right objects, and that much human pathology comes from having insufficient objects for our striving.     source