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The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia


Συγγραφέας: Johnson Samuel
Εκδότης: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199229970
Σειρά βιβλίου: Oxford World's Classics
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 208
Διαστάσεις: 20x1x13
Γλώσσα Γραφής: english
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 2009
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2009

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia"

'What then is to be done? said Rasselas; the more we inquire, the less we can resolve.' Rasselas and his companions escape the pleasures of the 'happy valley' in order to make their 'choice of life'. By witnessing the misfortunes and miseries of others they may come to understand the nature of happiness, and value it more highly. Their travels and enquiries raise important practical and philosophical questions concerning many aspects of the human condition, including the business of a poet, the stability of reason, the immortality of the soul, and how to find contentment. Johnson's adaptation of the popular oriental tale displays his usual wit and perceptiveness; sceptical and probing, his tale nevertheless suggests that wisdom and self-knowledge need not be entirely beyond reach. This new edition relates the novel to Johnson's life and thought and to politics, society, and the global context of the Seven Years War. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Johnson Samuel
Σειρά βιβλίου: Oxford World's Classics
ISBN: 9780199229970
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 01/06/2009
Εκδότης: Oxford University Press
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback
Σελίδες: 208
Γλώσσα βιβλίου: english
Συντελεστές: Edited by: Thomas Keymer Chancellor Jackman Professor of English, University of Toronto
Τόπος έκδοσης: Oxford
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 159 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 20x1x13 cm
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2009

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