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The History of Rasselas Prince of Abyssinia
The History of Rasselas Prince of Abyssinia Author:Samuel Johnson RASSELAS is a provocative fable about "the choice of life." Bored by the endless contentment of "the happy valley" in which he has been brought up, Prince Rasselas escapes with his sister. The rove the world searching for the secret of happiness and striving to find the ideal way to live. Repeatedly the pleasures they glimpse dissolve on closer ... more »acquaintance, and the great men they admire prove to be flawed. Where, then, are happiness and purpose to be found?
These questions, of course, remain open for every generation; but perhaps no one has dicussed them with more wisdom and humanity than Dr. Samuel Johnson. RASSELAS is a searching and often darkly humorous commentary on the human condition as well as a classic of English prose.« less