The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia. A Tale
A philosophical romance about happiness by Samuel Johnson. The book's original working title was "The Choice of Life," implying that choice is happiness. For Rasselas, however, happiness is elusive, despite the choices he makes.
Publisher: Printed under the inspection of the Literary Association, and sold by John Creswick and Co., agents to the society
Date Published: 1795
Place Published: London
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: viii, 199 p. 15 cm. Frontispiece portrait. Full leather with gold trim. Corners worn, small tear in upper spine, tiny holes in hinges. Ink inscription on front pastedown and another on a front page. A few faint stains.