Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady by Samuel Richardson

Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady
  • Title : Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady
  • Author : Samuel Richardson
  • Publisher : Viking Adult
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  • Pages : 1533
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From the Publisher: Written entirely in letters, this novel conveys the nuances and tensions only present in personal epistolary form. The virtuous but self-deceiving Clarissa and the charming villain Lovelace haunt the imagination as fully as Romeo and Juliet or Tristan and Isolde.


Clarissa - An Abridged Edition by Samuel Richardson

Clarissa - An Abridged Edition
  • Title : Clarissa - An Abridged Edition
  • Author : Samuel Richardson
  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781770480971
  • Pages : 808
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This classic novel tells the story, in letters, of the beautiful and virtuous Clarissa Harlowe’s pursuit by the brilliant, unscrupulous rake Robert Lovelace. The epistolary structure allows Richardson to create layered and fully realized characters, as well as an intriguing uncertainty about the reliability of the various “narrators.” Clarissa emerges as a heroine at once rational and passionate, self-sacrificing and defiant, and her story has gripped readers since the novel’s first publication in 1747–48. This new abridgment is designed to retain the novel’s rich characterizations and relationships, and reproduces individual letters in their entirety whenever possible. This Broadview Edition provides a uniquely accessible entry point for readers, while retaining much of the powerful reading experience of the complete novel.


Styles of Meaning and Meanings of Style in Richardson's Clarissa by Gordon Fulton

Styles of Meaning and Meanings of Style in Richardson's Clarissa
  • Title : Styles of Meaning and Meanings of Style in Richardson's Clarissa
  • Author : Gordon Fulton
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
  • ISBN Code : 9780773518490
  • Pages : 250
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Gordon Fulton provides a fascinating new study of styles in Samuel Richardson's masterpiece, Clarissa, connecting the style the characters deploy in their speech and letters with their positions in society. Fulton argues that the novel is a critical examination of the relationship between language and power and an expression of Richardson's own understanding of social interaction as a struggle for personal pre-eminence and sexual dominance.


Richardson's 'Clarissa' and the Eighteenth-Century Reader by Tom Keymer

Richardson's 'Clarissa' and the Eighteenth-Century Reader
  • Title : Richardson's 'Clarissa' and the Eighteenth-Century Reader
  • Author : Tom Keymer
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521604406
  • Pages : 296
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Whilst drawing to some extent on recent theoretical studies, this book restores Clarissa to its largely neglected eighteenth-century context.


Clarissa's Plots by Lois E. Bueler

Clarissa's Plots
  • Title : Clarissa's Plots
  • Author : Lois E. Bueler
  • Publisher : University of Delaware Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780874134964
  • Pages : 183
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This book, which won the University of Delaware Press's 1992 competition in eighteenth-century studies, argues that Samuel Richardson's Clarissa is constructed from three different plot structures. The Tested Woman plot, whose archetypes are found in the biblical stories of Eve and Job and whose best known literary expressions occur in Renaissance drama, is a social plot examining the patriarchal conflicts of Clarissa's world by means of a test of her obedience to familial authority, followed by a trial that publicly judges the choices she has made. The novel's other two plots represent the opposed life trajectories of the central characters. The Don Juan plot, a literary artifact of the Enlightenment, carries Lovelace through the existential traumas of the rake's unassuageable desire to his obligatory encounter with the figure of Death. The Prudence plot, a narrative voicing the tradition of Christianized classical virtue ethics, organizes Clarissa's living and dying in terms of her pursuit of excellence and presents her completed self to the judgment of God. In discussing how the Tested Woman plot controls the novel's structure, Lois E. Bueler demonstrates the sophistication with which Richardson exploits the stereotypical character functions of temptation, accusation, defense, and judgment brought to bear upon the tested woman, and shows how the novel's most radical permutation of this plot, its undermining of the paternal authority of Mr. Harlowe, gives structural expression to the subordination of human to divine judgment which represents Richardson's didactic intention. This study also examines the connections among the plots: how Clarissa's self-scrutinizing response to the pressures of test and trial, and her refusal to achieve respectability at the expense of her integrity, is explained by her pursuit of Christian prudence; and how Lovelace's inability to fathom the disappearance of his tempter function after the rape, as well as his inability to respond as does Belford to Clarissa's exemplary influence, is an expression of his nature as protagonist in the Don Juan plot. Richardson conducts all three plots concurrently, Bueler demonstrates, by exploiting the psychologically and dramatistically rich resources of simultaneous dialogue and soliloquy inherent in the epistolary genre. And she suggests that the participatory nature of the trial phase of the Tested Woman plot, which lures readers to adopt the functions of accusation, defense, and judgment brought to bear upon the woman at its center, helps account for the intensely partisan, judgmental reactions that readers have always had to Richardson's great novel.


Works of Samuel Richardson: The history of Clarissa Harlowe by Samuel Richardson

Works of Samuel Richardson: The history of Clarissa Harlowe
  • Title : Works of Samuel Richardson: The history of Clarissa Harlowe
  • Author : Samuel Richardson
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Clarissa; or, The history of a young lady by Samuel Richardson

Clarissa; or, The history of a young lady
  • Title : Clarissa; or, The history of a young lady
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Clarissa by Jennifer Sinclair Robertson

Clarissa
  • Title : Clarissa
  • Author : Jennifer Sinclair Robertson
  • Publisher : Chipmunkapublishing ltd
  • ISBN Code : 1847473679
  • Pages : 40
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DescriptionClarissa: or arrested innocence is a poignant collection of poems written by a mother in response to her daughter's severe mental illness. These poems, crafted by an experienced poet, probe the pain of psychosis. The poet lays bare the isolation and frustration felt by the sufferer. She compares mental illness with the dangers of high speed motorbike racing. She draws on the legend of the Sleeping Beauty, the poems of Blake, Hopkins and Shakespeare, as well as using scenes from Scotland's beautiful West Coast, from Edinburgh, St Petersburg and Warsaw to offer wide-ranging word pictures on a single theme: schizophrenia. About the AuthorJenny Robertson is an experienced writer author of over thirty five books for adults and children, both fiction and non-fiction, including three collections of her own poetry. Her work has been read on Scottish Television and BBC radio and has been widely translated. She has taken part in poetry readings in Scotland, Russia and Poland. Jenny's world fell apart when her daughter spiralled into deep psychosis. Her response to this tragedy is contained in the poems she offers here. "Wrenchingly beautiful, these poems offer one of the few consolations that suffering affords: that it sometimes prompts great art into life" - Dr Richard Holloway, Chairman of the Scottish Arts Council and Patron of the National Schizophrenia Fellowship (Scotland) "Each word falls bright and singing on the stones of our world." - Leading Scottish poet, George Mackay Brown


Clarissa Harlowe V2 by Samuel Richardson

Clarissa Harlowe V2
  • Title : Clarissa Harlowe V2
  • Author : Samuel Richardson
  • Publisher : 谷月社
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Clarissa Harlowe, the tragic heroine of Clarissa, is a beautiful and virtuous young lady whose family has become wealthy only recently and now desires to become part of the aristocracy. Their original plan was to concentrate the wealth and lands of the Harlowes into the possession of Clarissa's brother James Harlowe, whose wealth and political power will lead to his being granted a title. Clarissa's grandfather leaves her a substantial piece of property upon his death, and a new route to the nobility opens through Clarissa marrying Robert Lovelace, heir to an earldom. James's response is to provoke a duel with Lovelace, who is seen thereafter as the family's enemy. James also proposes that Clarissa marry Roger Solmes, who is willing to trade properties with James to concentrate James's holdings and speed his becoming Lord Harlowe. The family agrees and attempts to force Clarissa to marry Solmes, whom she finds physically disgusting as well as boorish. Desperate to remain free, she begins a correspondence with Lovelace. When her family's campaign to force her marriage reaches its height, Lovelace tricks her into eloping with him. Joseph Leman, the Harlowes' servant, shouts and makes noise so it may seem like the family has awoken and discovered that Clarissa and Lovelace are about to run away. Frightened of the possible aftermath, Clarissa leaves with Lovelace but becomes his prisoner for many months. She is kept at many lodgings and even a brothel, where the women are disguised as high-class ladies by Lovelace himself. She refuses to marry him on many occasions, longing to live by herself in peace. She eventually runs away but Lovelace finds her and tricks her into returning to the brothel. Lovelace intends to marry Clarissa to avenge her family's treatment of him and wants to possess her body as well as her mind. He believes if she loses her virtue, she will be forced to marry him on any terms. As he is more and more impressed by Clarissa, he finds it difficult to believe that virtuous women do not exist. The pressure he finds himself under, combined with his growing passion for Clarissa, drives him to extremes and eventually he rapes her by drugging her. Through this action, Clarissa must accept and marry Lovelace. It is suspected that Mrs. Sinclair (the brothel manager) and the other prostitutes assist Lovelace during the rape. Lovelace's action backfires and Clarissa is ever more adamantly opposed to marrying a vile and corrupt individual like Lovelace. Eventually, Clarissa manages to escape from the brothel but Lovelace finds her and by deception manages to get her back to the brothel. She escapes a second time, is jailed for a few days following a charge by the brothel owner for unpaid bills, is released and finds sanctuary with a shopkeeper and his wife. She lives in constant fear of again being accosted by Lovelace who, through one of his close associates and also a libertine – John Belford – as well as through his own family members, continues to offer her marriage, to which she is determined not to accede. She becomes dangerously ill due to the mental duress. As her illness progresses, she and John Belford become friends and she appoints him the executor of her will. She is dying and is determined to accept it and proceeds to get all her affairs in order. Belford is amazed at the way Clarissa handles her approaching death and laments what Lovelace has done. In one of the many letters sent to Lovelace he writes "if the divine Clarissa asks me to slit thy throat, Lovelace, I shall do it in an instance." Eventually, surrounded by strangers and her cousin Col. Morden, Clarissa dies in the full consciousness of her virtue and trusting in a better life after death. Belford manages Clarissa's will and ensures that all her articles and money go into the hands of the individuals she desires should receive them. Lovelace departs for Europe and his correspondence with his friend Belford continues. During their correspondence Lovelace learns that Col. Morden has suggested he might seek out Lovelace and demand satisfaction on behalf of his cousin. He responds that he is not able to accept threats against himself and arranges an encounter with Col. Morden. They meet in Munich and arrange a duel. The duel takes place, both are injured, Morden slightly, but Lovelace dies of his injuries the following day. Before dying he says "let this expiate!" Clarissa's relatives finally realise the misery they have caused but discover that they are too late and Clarissa has already died. The story ends with an account of the fate of the other characters.


Clarissa by Samuel Richardson

Clarissa
  • Title : Clarissa
  • Author : Samuel Richardson
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Clarissa by Samuel Richardson

Clarissa
  • Title : Clarissa
  • Author : Samuel Richardson
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • ISBN Code : 5877709399
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Reason and Religion in Clarissa by Professor E Derek Taylor

Reason and Religion in Clarissa
  • Title : Reason and Religion in Clarissa
  • Author : Professor E Derek Taylor
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN Code : 1409475166
  • Pages : 178
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What distinguishes Clarissa from Samuel Richardson's other novels is Richardson's unique awareness of how his plot would end. In the inevitability of its conclusion, in its engagement with virtually every category of human experience, and in its author's desire to communicate religious truth, E. Derek Taylor suggests, Clarissa truly is the Paradise Lost of the eighteenth century. Arguing that Clarissa's cohesiveness and intellectual rigor have suffered from the limitations of the Lockean model frequently applied to the novel, Taylor turns to the writings of John Norris, a well-known disciple of the theosophy of Nicolas Malebranche. Allusions to this first of Locke's philosophical critics appear in each of the novel's installments, and Taylor persuasively documents how Norris's ideas provided Richardson with a usefully un-Lockean rhetorical grounding for Clarissa. Further, the writings of early feminists like Norris's intellectual ally Mary Astell, who viewed her arguments on behalf of women as compatible with her conservative and deeply held religious and political views, provide Richardson with the combination of progressive feminism and conservative theology that animate the novel. In a convincing twist, Taylor offers a closely argued analysis of Lovelace's oft-stated declaration that he will not be 'out-Norris'd' or 'out-plotted' by Clarissa, showing how the plot of the novel and the plot of all humans exist, in the context of Richardson's grand theological experiment, within, through, and by a concurrence of divine energy.


Clarissa Harlowe by Samuel Richardson

Clarissa Harlowe
  • Title : Clarissa Harlowe
  • Author : Samuel Richardson
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 3732668762
  • Pages : 272
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Reproduction of the original: Clarissa Harlowe by Samuel Richardson


The history of Clarissa Harlowe, in a series of letters by Samuel Richardson

The history of Clarissa Harlowe, in a series of letters
  • Title : The history of Clarissa Harlowe, in a series of letters
  • Author : Samuel Richardson
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Clarissa, ed. by E.S. Dallas by Samuel Richardson

Clarissa, ed. by E.S. Dallas
  • Title : Clarissa, ed. by E.S. Dallas
  • Author : Samuel Richardson
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The History of Clarissa Harlowe by Samuel Richardson

The History of Clarissa Harlowe
  • Title : The History of Clarissa Harlowe
  • Author : Samuel Richardson
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Who Killed Clarissa? by Tom Kilcourse

Who Killed Clarissa?
  • Title : Who Killed Clarissa?
  • Author : Tom Kilcourse
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • ISBN Code : 1447592581
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Clarissa Harlowe or the History of a Young Lady (Complete) by Samuel Richardson

Clarissa Harlowe or the History of a Young Lady (Complete)
  • Title : Clarissa Harlowe or the History of a Young Lady (Complete)
  • Author : Samuel Richardson
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN Code : 146552875X
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Lionel and Clarissa : Or, a School for Fathers. A Comic Opera... by Isaac Bickerstaffe

Lionel and Clarissa : Or, a School for Fathers. A Comic Opera...
  • Title : Lionel and Clarissa : Or, a School for Fathers. A Comic Opera...
  • Author : Isaac Bickerstaffe
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  • Pages : 76
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Love in a Village. - The Maid of the Mill. -Lionel and Clarissa by Isaac Bickerstaffe

Love in a Village. - The Maid of the Mill. -Lionel and Clarissa
  • Title : Love in a Village. - The Maid of the Mill. -Lionel and Clarissa
  • Author : Isaac Bickerstaffe
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  • Pages : 69
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The Correspondence of Samuel Richardson, Author of Pamela, Clarissa, and Sir Charles Grandison by Samuel Richardson

The Correspondence of Samuel Richardson, Author of Pamela, Clarissa, and Sir Charles Grandison
  • Title : The Correspondence of Samuel Richardson, Author of Pamela, Clarissa, and Sir Charles Grandison
  • Author : Samuel Richardson
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Clarissa, or, The history of a young lady, by the editor of Pamela. Richardson by Samuel Richardson

Clarissa, or, The history of a young lady, by the editor of Pamela. Richardson
  • Title : Clarissa, or, The history of a young lady, by the editor of Pamela. Richardson
  • Author : Samuel Richardson
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Lionel and Clarissa, an opera. Oxberry's ed by Isaac Bickerstaffe

Lionel and Clarissa, an opera. Oxberry's ed
  • Title : Lionel and Clarissa, an opera. Oxberry's ed
  • Author : Isaac Bickerstaffe
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  • Pages : 65
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Lionel and Clarissa, etc. By Isaac Bickerstaffe by Isaac Bickerstaff

Lionel and Clarissa, etc. By Isaac Bickerstaffe
  • Title : Lionel and Clarissa, etc. By Isaac Bickerstaffe
  • Author : Isaac Bickerstaff
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  • Pages : 72
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Lionel and Clarissa, by I. Bickerstaff. The toy shop; the king and the miller of Mansfield; Sir John Cockle at court; the blind beggar of Bethnal Green, by R. Dodsley. Barataria, by F. Pilon. Rosina, by Mrs. Brooke by James Plumptre

Lionel and Clarissa, by I. Bickerstaff. The toy shop; the king and the miller of Mansfield; Sir John Cockle at court; the blind beggar of Bethnal Green, by R. Dodsley. Barataria, by F. Pilon. Rosina, by Mrs. Brooke
  • Title : Lionel and Clarissa, by I. Bickerstaff. The toy shop; the king and the miller of Mansfield; Sir John Cockle at court; the blind beggar of Bethnal Green, by R. Dodsley. Barataria, by F. Pilon. Rosina, by Mrs. Brooke
  • Author : James Plumptre
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Clarissa Or the History of a Young Lady by Samuel Richardson

Clarissa Or the History of a Young Lady
  • Title : Clarissa Or the History of a Young Lady
  • Author : Samuel Richardson
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  • Pages : 441
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Clarissa Or The History of a Young Lady : Comprehending the Most Important Concerns of Private Life; and Particularly Shewing the Distresses that May Attend the Misconduct Both of Parents and Children, in Relation to Marriage by Samuel Richardson

Clarissa Or The History of a Young Lady : Comprehending the Most Important Concerns of Private Life; and Particularly Shewing the Distresses that May Attend the Misconduct Both of Parents and Children, in Relation to Marriage
  • Title : Clarissa Or The History of a Young Lady : Comprehending the Most Important Concerns of Private Life; and Particularly Shewing the Distresses that May Attend the Misconduct Both of Parents and Children, in Relation to Marriage
  • Author : Samuel Richardson
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The History of Clarissa Harlowe by Samuel Richardson

The History of Clarissa Harlowe
  • Title : The History of Clarissa Harlowe
  • Author : Samuel Richardson
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Clarissa - An Abridged Edition by Samuel Richardson

Clarissa - An Abridged Edition
  • Title : Clarissa - An Abridged Edition
  • Author : Samuel Richardson
  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • ISBN Code : 1551114755
  • Pages : 808
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This classic novel tells the story, in letters, of the beautiful and virtuous Clarissa Harlowe’s pursuit by the brilliant, unscrupulous rake Robert Lovelace. The epistolary structure allows Richardson to create layered and fully realized characters, as well as an intriguing uncertainty about the reliability of the various “narrators.” Clarissa emerges as a heroine at once rational and passionate, self-sacrificing and defiant, and her story has gripped readers since the novel’s first publication in 1747–48. This new abridgment is designed to retain the novel’s rich characterizations and relationships, and reproduces individual letters in their entirety whenever possible. This Broadview Edition provides a uniquely accessible entry point for readers, while retaining much of the powerful reading experience of the complete novel.


Clarissa Oakes (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 15) by Patrick O’Brian

Clarissa Oakes (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 15)
  • Title : Clarissa Oakes (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 15)
  • Author : Patrick O’Brian
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN Code : 000742941X
  • Pages : 288
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Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. Now, for the first time, they are available in electronic book format, so a whole new generation of readers can be swept away on the adventure of a lifetime. This is the fifteenth book in the series.


Clarissa Harlowe V1 by Samuel Richardson

Clarissa Harlowe V1
  • Title : Clarissa Harlowe V1
  • Author : Samuel Richardson
  • Publisher : 谷月社
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Clarissa Harlowe, the tragic heroine of Clarissa, is a beautiful and virtuous young lady whose family has become wealthy only recently and now desires to become part of the aristocracy. Their original plan was to concentrate the wealth and lands of the Harlowes into the possession of Clarissa's brother James Harlowe, whose wealth and political power will lead to his being granted a title. Clarissa's grandfather leaves her a substantial piece of property upon his death, and a new route to the nobility opens through Clarissa marrying Robert Lovelace, heir to an earldom. James's response is to provoke a duel with Lovelace, who is seen thereafter as the family's enemy. James also proposes that Clarissa marry Roger Solmes, who is willing to trade properties with James to concentrate James's holdings and speed his becoming Lord Harlowe. The family agrees and attempts to force Clarissa to marry Solmes, whom she finds physically disgusting as well as boorish. Desperate to remain free, she begins a correspondence with Lovelace. When her family's campaign to force her marriage reaches its height, Lovelace tricks her into eloping with him. Joseph Leman, the Harlowes' servant, shouts and makes noise so it may seem like the family has awoken and discovered that Clarissa and Lovelace are about to run away. Frightened of the possible aftermath, Clarissa leaves with Lovelace but becomes his prisoner for many months. She is kept at many lodgings and even a brothel, where the women are disguised as high-class ladies by Lovelace himself. She refuses to marry him on many occasions, longing to live by herself in peace. She eventually runs away but Lovelace finds her and tricks her into returning to the brothel. Lovelace intends to marry Clarissa to avenge her family's treatment of him and wants to possess her body as well as her mind. He believes if she loses her virtue, she will be forced to marry him on any terms. As he is more and more impressed by Clarissa, he finds it difficult to believe that virtuous women do not exist. The pressure he finds himself under, combined with his growing passion for Clarissa, drives him to extremes and eventually he rapes her by drugging her. Through this action, Clarissa must accept and marry Lovelace. It is suspected that Mrs. Sinclair (the brothel manager) and the other prostitutes assist Lovelace during the rape. Lovelace's action backfires and Clarissa is ever more adamantly opposed to marrying a vile and corrupt individual like Lovelace. Eventually, Clarissa manages to escape from the brothel but Lovelace finds her and by deception manages to get her back to the brothel. She escapes a second time, is jailed for a few days following a charge by the brothel owner for unpaid bills, is released and finds sanctuary with a shopkeeper and his wife. She lives in constant fear of again being accosted by Lovelace who, through one of his close associates and also a libertine – John Belford – as well as through his own family members, continues to offer her marriage, to which she is determined not to accede. She becomes dangerously ill due to the mental duress. As her illness progresses, she and John Belford become friends and she appoints him the executor of her will. She is dying and is determined to accept it and proceeds to get all her affairs in order. Belford is amazed at the way Clarissa handles her approaching death and laments what Lovelace has done. In one of the many letters sent to Lovelace he writes "if the divine Clarissa asks me to slit thy throat, Lovelace, I shall do it in an instance." Eventually, surrounded by strangers and her cousin Col. Morden, Clarissa dies in the full consciousness of her virtue and trusting in a better life after death. Belford manages Clarissa's will and ensures that all her articles and money go into the hands of the individuals she desires should receive them. Lovelace departs for Europe and his correspondence with his friend Belford continues. During their correspondence Lovelace learns that Col. Morden has suggested he might seek out Lovelace and demand satisfaction on behalf of his cousin. He responds that he is not able to accept threats against himself and arranges an encounter with Col. Morden. They meet in Munich and arrange a duel. The duel takes place, both are injured, Morden slightly, but Lovelace dies of his injuries the following day. Before dying he says "let this expiate!" Clarissa's relatives finally realise the misery they have caused but discover that they are too late and Clarissa has already died. The story ends with an account of the fate of the other characters.


Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady by Samuel Richardson,Sheila Ortiz Taylor

Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady
  • Title : Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady
  • Author : Samuel Richardson,Sheila Ortiz Taylor
  • Publisher : Signet Classic
  • ISBN Code : 9780451529794
  • Pages : 528
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While she is determined not to marry the man that her parents have chosen for his wealth, Lovelace, a rakish city gentleman, is intent to seduce Clarissa, the virtuous, youngest daughter of the Harlowe household.


Clarissa: History of a Young Lady by Samuel Richardson

Clarissa: History of a Young Lady
  • Title : Clarissa: History of a Young Lady
  • Author : Samuel Richardson
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • ISBN Code : 1425033768
  • Pages : 416
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One of the greatest novels of European literature, "Clarissa" is an indisputable masterpiece. Set in 18th-century England. A rich, complex and unique novel written in the form of letters. Richardson delves into the hearts and minds of his characters, their motives and intentions, consequently giving a glimpse of the complex human psyche. A true classic!


Clarissa on the Continent by Thomas O. Beebee

Clarissa on the Continent
  • Title : Clarissa on the Continent
  • Author : Thomas O. Beebee
  • Publisher : Penn State University Press
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  • Pages : 228
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"Clarissa" on the Continent defines and explores two strategies of literary translation--creative vs. preservative and strong vs. weak--as they transform one of the most influential English novels. Thomas Beebee compares the two opposing strategies as they influence the French translation of Clarissa by the novelist Antione François de Prévost and the German translation by the Göttingen Orientalist Johann David Michaelis, and in doing so he demonstrates that each translator found authority for his procedure within the text itself. Each translation is also examined in light of Richardson's other writings and placed in its literary and cultural context. This study uses translations in order to interpret Clarissa, to show how the basis for the novel's reception on the Continent was laid, and to explore the differences and interactions among three literary and cultural systems of the eighteenth century. The close examination of these two important translations enable the formulation of not only a theory of creative vs. preservative translation but also the interconnections between literary theory and translation theory. Beebee also looks at later translations of Clarissa as products of literary and historical change and at Prévostian strategies of the novel.


Clarissa by N.A

Clarissa
  • Title : Clarissa
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : READ BOOKS
  • ISBN Code : 9781406790313
  • Pages : 536
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pomona Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.


Clarissa by Karin Allaby

Clarissa
  • Title : Clarissa
  • Author : Karin Allaby
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780228831365
  • Pages : 260
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Clarissa is the story of a courageous German girl, who thwarted a communist plot to infiltrate NATO during the Cold War and found her true love. During the partition of Germany, intrigues between the East and the West flourish amid kidnapping, theft, and espionage schemes. As Clarissa participates in a high-stakes operation in which she is the target, she wonders, will the romantic Canadian Aurthur Lundy rescue her from adversity?


Clarissa Dalloway by Harold Bloom

Clarissa Dalloway
  • Title : Clarissa Dalloway
  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Chelsea House Pub
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 207
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Clarissa by Caroline Arnett

Clarissa
  • Title : Clarissa
  • Author : Caroline Arnett
  • Publisher : Fawcett Books
  • ISBN Code : 9780449228937
  • Pages : 223
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Samuel Richardson, Clarissa by A. M. Kearney

Samuel Richardson, Clarissa
  • Title : Samuel Richardson, Clarissa
  • Author : A. M. Kearney
  • Publisher : London : Edward Arnold
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 72
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Clarissa by Samuel Richardson

Clarissa
  • Title : Clarissa
  • Author : Samuel Richardson
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • ISBN Code : 142504252X
  • Pages : 656
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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One of the greatest novels of European literature, "Clarissa" is an indisputable masterpiece. Set in 18th-century England. A rich, complex and unique novel written in the form of letters. Richardson delves into the hearts and minds of his characters, their motives and intentions, consequently giving a glimpse of the complex human psyche. A true classic!