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The Prince of Abissinia. A Tale. In Two Volumes.

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The Prince of Abissinia. A Tale. In Two Volumes. (a.k.a. Rasselas)

By Samuel Johnson


“The main reason Rasselas quickly became - and remains – the classic it is – is that here we have distilled, in this brief, richly brooding story, so much of the total character of the mind – the power of subsuming, the sweep and readiness of intellect, the appealing humanity, the general st…

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Early Modern18th centuryLiteratureEnglish LiteratureEnlightenmentNorth AfricaAbyssiniaJerónimo LoboThe Happy ValleyEthiopiaAethiopiaFirst EditionsCanonical First EditionsRasselas


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