Clarissa

Clarissa

Or the History of a Young Lady


Introduction by: Angus Ross
Noted by: Angus Ross

Format
Paperback
Price
$26.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140432152
  • 1536 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

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 unwelcome and increasingly brutal sexual advances. And yet, Clarissa finds his charm alluring, her scrupulous sense of virtue tinged with unconfessed desire. Told through a complex series of interweaving letters, Clarissa is a richly ambiguous study of a fatally attracted couple and a work of astonishing power and immediacy. A huge success when it first appeared in 1747, and translated into French and German, it remains one of the greatest of all European novels.
Clarissa

Clarissa

Samuel Richardson, Introduction by: Angus Ross, Noted by: Angus Ross

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