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The Prince of Abissinia

Samuel Johnson

The Prince of Abissinia

by Samuel Johnson

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Published by Garland Pub. in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statement[by] Samuel Johnson. Candid; or, All for the best [by] Voltaire.
SeriesThe Flowering of the novel
ContributionsVoltaire, 1694-1778.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ3.J637 Pr5, PR3529 Pr5
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 159, viii, 132 p.
Number of Pages159
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5054972M
ISBN 100824011503
LC Control Number74017303

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Originally titled The Choice of Life, The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia is Johnson’s only published, novel-length work of fictional prose.

Most notable—and perhaps leading to the book’s immediate acclaim—was the setting. Johnson was writing a time when “Orientalism” was popular. Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia Language: English: LoC Class: PR: Language and Literatures: English literature: Subject: Satire Subject: Princes -- Fiction Subject: Happiness -- Fiction Subject: Ethiopia -- Fiction Category: Text: audio books by Jane Austen.

Written By: Rasselas, in full The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia, philosophical romance by Samuel Johnson published in as The Prince of Abissinia. Supposedly written in the space of a week, with the impending expenses of Johnson’s mother’s funeral in mind, Rasselas explores and exposes the vanity of the human search for happiness.

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ISBN ISBN X Edition: Reprint. See all 8 formats and editions Hide other formats /5(5). The princes and princesses only know a life of leisure and pleasure.

Their days are filled with merriment, and the sages that teach them paint the outside world as a terrible place full of despair. Few princes ever dispute this idea, but Rasselas, who is 26, begins to withdraw himself. The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia: A Tale Samuel Johnson Full view - /5(8).

In any case, there is an interesting discrepancy between the title page of the first edition and the half-title page. In the former, the book is called The Prince of Abissinia; in the latter, it is called The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia.

Such a discrepancy would never pass a copy-editor today, but it reflects the comparative. In Samuel Johnson’s classic philosophical tale, the prince and princess of Abissinia escape their confinement in the Happy Valley and conduct an ultimately unsuccessful search for a choice of life that leads to happiness.

Johnson uses the conventions of the Oriental tale to depict a universal restlessness of desire.3/5(2). Samuel Johnson has books on Goodreads with ratings. Samuel Johnson’s most popular book is The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia. 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'/5(7). The good Dr. Samuel Johnson has created an amazing work of fiction in “The History of Rasselas: Prince of Abissinia.” The subject of the book is most likely based upon his first published work, a non-fiction translation from the 17th Century memoires of the Portuguese Jesuit priest, Father Jeronimo Lobo: “A Voyage to Abyssinia.” “A /5(19).

'The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia' was a disheartening story about a prince who leaves the "happy valley" to pursue the choice of life. The princess and the prince, as well as the princess's favorite and their guide, enquire with all types of people in different positions to assist them in making their choice of life.5/5(5).

Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia being a facsimile reproduction of the first edition published in / by Samuel Johnson ; with an introduction by Dr.

James Macaulay and a bibliographical list of editions of Rasselas published in England and elsewhere. The History of Rasselas: Prince of Abissinia (Oxford World's Classics) Samuel Johnson, Thomas Keymer Like almost everything else from Samuel Johnson, RASSELAS concerns the complete un-attainablility of human happiness - the Vanity of Human Wishes - in particular through what he considered to be the vainest of all human quests for it: commune.

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Genre/Form: Novels: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Johnson, Samuel, Prince of Abissinia. New York, Garland Pub., (OCoLC).

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