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Published: 21 June 2012

304 Pages | 4 illustrations


ISBN: 9780199793211

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Abyssinia's Samuel Johnson

Ethiopian Thought in the Making of an English Author

Wendy Laura Belcher

  • Features new readings on works by Samuel Johnson, such as Irene, Rasselas, and "The Vision of Theodore"—and the Ethiopian sources that inspired them
  • Alters our understanding of how Europeans viewed Africa during the eighteenth century, providing an expansive view of 18th-century literary culture
  • Adds a new dimension to the biography of the great Dr. Johnson

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