The History of Rasselas: Prince of Abissinia


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  7. ^ Christine Rees, “Rasselas: A Rewriting of Paradise Lost?” in Johnson’s Milton (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), 58–81
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  14. ^ Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia – BBC Radio 4 – 24 May 2015
  15. ^ When Dr Johnson went to Tahrir Square, Kate Chisholm, The Spectator, 30 May 2015
  16. ^ Dr Johnson's House
  17. ^ Big Questions and Pearls of Wisdom to be Found in Rasselas, Celine Luppo McDaid, Curator, Dr Johnson’s House

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