Clifford, James L., and Donald J. Greene. "Rasselas and Other Prose Fiction." In Samuel Johnson: A Survey and Bibliography of Critical Studies, pp. 225-33. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1970.
Includes a bibliography of primary editions of Rasselas and secondary sources.
Baker, Sheridan. "Rasselas: Psychological Irony and Romance." Philological Quarterly 45, No. I (January 1966): 249-61.
Examines Rasselas as an ironic form of the popular eighteenth-century genre of oriental romance, suggesting that it reflects Johnson's ironic views of...
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