The history of Miss Clarissa Harlowe comprehending the most important concerns of private life, and shewing wherein the arts of a designing villain, and the rigour of parental authority, conspired to complete the ruin of a virtuous daughter.

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StatementAbridged from the works of Samuel Richardson, Esq. Author of Pamela and Sir Charles Grandison.
SeriesEarly American imprints -- no. 34464.
The Physical Object
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Pagination117, [1] p.
Number of Pages117
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Written entirely in the epistolary style (comprised of nothing but letters between the protagonists, a first for a modern novel, and as the insipiration for de Laclos' "Les Liasons Dangereuses" over 30 years later), Clarissa Harlowe, the much beloved and golden daughter of the wealthy Harlowe family, is the sole heir(ess) of a large fortune /5.

Samuel Richardson's 'Clarissa’, which was first published inis an absolute literary feat and one I have been meaning to read since I was a teenager, but the sheer length of the book (despite having read novels such as 'Les Miserables' and 'The Count of Monte Cristo' and others - which, although not as long as 'Clarissa', do number 4/4(58).

First published in"Clarissa" is the long and tragic tale of the ever-virtuous Miss Clarissa Harlowe. Though her family, newly wealthy, wishes to enter the aristocracy, they can only do so by marrying Clarissa to an unrefined and loveless man/5(81).

CLARISSA HARLOWE or the HISTORY OF A YOUNG LADY Nine VolumesVolume IV. CONTENTS OF VOLUME IV LETTER I. Clarissa to Miss HoweLikes her lodgings; but not greatly the widow.

Chides Miss Howe for herrash, though friendly vow. Catalogue of good books she finds in hercloset. CLARISSA HARLOWE or the HISTORY OF A YOUNG LADY Nine VolumesVolume VII.

CONTENTS OF VOLUME VII LETTER I. Miss Howe to ClarissaBeseeches her to take comfort, and not despair. Is dreadfullyapprehensive of her own safety from Mr.

Lovelace. An instruction tomothers. LETTER II. His epistolary novels—including his masterpiece, Clarissa, or The History of a Young Lady (–48)— brought him great success and a bevy of admirers. Sheila Ortiz-Taylor is Professor Emeritus of English at Florida State University, where she taught the British and American novel, as well as creative writing and women’s literature 3/5(18).

miss clarissa harlowe, to miss howe thursday night, march I send you the boasted confutation-letter, just now put into my hands. My brother and sister, my uncle Antony and Mr.

Solmes, are, I understand, exulting over the copy of it below, as an unanswerable performance. Description: This book, which won the University of Delaware Press's 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. Clarissa Harlowe, fictional character, the virtuous and forbearing heroine of Samuel Richardson’s novel Clarissa (–48).

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Pressured by her unscrupulous family to marry a wealthy man she detests, the young Clarissa Harlowe is tricked into fleeing with the witty and debonair Robert Lovelace and places herself under his protection. Lovelace, however, proves himself to be an untrustworthy rake whose vague promises of marriage are accompanied by /5(4).

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Miss Clarissa Harlowe, to miss Howe Thursday morning, eight o’clock. I am more and more displeased with Mr. Lovelace, on reflection, for his boldness in hoping to make me, though but passively, as I may say, testify to his great untruth.

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LETTER I. Miss CLARISSA HARLOWE, To Miss HOWE. Tuesday Night. _I THINK myself obliged to thank you, my dear Miss Howe, for your condescen|sion, in taking notice of a creature, who has occasioned you so much scandal.

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HTML version. THE HISTORY OF CLARISSA HARLOWE LETTER I MISS HOWE, TO MISS CLARISSA HARLOWE YARMOUTH, ISLE OF WIGHT, MONDAY, AUG. MY DEAREST CREATURE, I can write but just now a few lines. I cannot tell how to bear the sound of that Mr. Belford for your executor, cogent as your reasons for that measure are: and yet I am firmly of opinion, that none of your1/6.

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James is furious and threatens to disown Clarissa if she ever marries Lovelace. To explain their history, Clarissa reveals that James and Lovelace had been at college together, where Lovelace had been popular, successful, and something of a bully. Page iii - Clarissa with me: and, as soon as they began to read, the whole station was in a passion of excitement about Miss Harlowe and her misfortunes, and her scoundrelly Lovelace.

The Governor's wife seized the book, and the Secretary waited for it, and the Chief Justice could not read it for tears. This was an 18th century story of Clarissa Harlowe, a young girl, who rather than be forced by her family to marry a man she despises, is aided in running away by a real scoundrel.

This book is written in epistolary form with Clarissa and her best friend, Miss Howe, being the primary letter writers/5(25). Miss Clarissa Harlowe, to miss Howe Wednesday afternoon, April At length, my dearest Miss Howe, I am in London, and in my new lodgings.

They are neatly furnished, and the situation, for the town, is pleasant. But I think you must not ask me how I like the old. This is Volume 2 of Samuel Richardson's classic novel; Clarissa. Pressured by her unscrupulous family to marry a wealthy man she detests, the young Clarissa Harlowe is tricked into fleeing with the witty and debonair Robert Lovelace and places herself under his protection.

Lovelace, however, proves himself to be an untrustworthy rake whose vague promises of marriage are accompanied by 4/5(1). Clarissa Harlowe, or the History of a Young Lady - Volume 1 Samuel RICHARDSON ( - ) Clarissa Harlowe, the tragic heroine of Clarissa, is a beautiful and virtuous young lady whose family has become very wealthy only in recent years and is now eager to become part of the aristocracy by acquiring estates and titles through advantageous.

Miss Harlowe dates again on Monday, to let Miss Howe know, that Mr. Lovelace, on observing her uneasiness, had introduced to her Mr.

Mennell, Mrs. Fretchville's kinsman, who managed all her affairs [a young officer of sense and politeness, she calls him]; and who gave her an account of the house and furni|ture, to the same effect that Mr. Lovelace had done before; as also of the melancholy way.

Nancy is as saucy as Clarissa is meek, making a great contrast. e Time and events move at an agonizingly slow pace, but there are quotable phrases throughout (e.g.

an angry uncle's fuming about women "Such gnat strainers and camel-swallowers all, as Holy Writ has it." or Miss Howe, "Too ready forgiveness does but encourage offenses.")/5(23).Conclusion Summary.

Mr. Lovelace's death is mourned by his family, but the Harlowes and Miss Howe rejoice in it. The Harlowes are never truly happy again. Mrs. Harlowe dies a year and a half after Clarissa and Mr.

Harlowe dies half a year later. James and Arabella both have unhappy marriages, and they blame their unhappiness on their cruelty to. Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady tells the tragic story of a heroine whose quest for virtue is continually thwarted by her family, and is one of the longest novels in the English language.

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