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eBook Clarissa Harlowe: Or, The History of a Young Lady, Vol. 1 ePub

by Samuel Richardson

  • ISBN: 1406598992
  • Category: Classics
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Samuel Richardson
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Dodo Press (March 14, 2008)
  • Pages: 296
  • ePub book: 1482 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1546 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 100

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Miss clarissa harlowe, to miss howe wednesday afternoon, april 2. They seemed to be genteel young women.

Miss clarissa harlowe, to miss howe wednesday afternoon, april 26. 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. I have turned over the books I found in my closet; and am not a little pleased with them; and think the better of the people of the house for their sakes.

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. .History of a young lady. Volume I. Comprehending The most Important Concerns of Private Life.

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 pairings. Clarissa’s relatives attempt to force her to marry a rich but heartless man (Roger Solmes) against her will and, more importantly, against her own sense of virtue.

Clarissa Harlowe book. The novel follows titular character, Clarissa Harlowe, a young good and virtuous woman, who is lusted after by the creepy Robert Lovelace. After her brother and Lovelace duel, Clarissa is being made to marry a horrifying man named Mr. Solmes because her family believes she is in love with Lovelace.

Home Samuel Richardson Clarissa, Or, the History of a Young Lady. Letter 2: MISS CLARISSA HARLOWE TO MISS HOWE. Letter 3: MISS CLARISSA HARLOWE TO MISS HOWE. Clarissa, Or, the History of a Young Lady, . If you purchased this book without a cover you should be aware that this book is stolen property. It was reported as unsold and destroyed to the publisher and neither the author nor the publisher has received any payment for this stripped book.

History of a young lady. Nine VolumesVolume VII. Contents of volume VII. LETTER I. Miss Howe to Clarissa. Beseeches her to take comfort, and not despair

History of a young lady. Beseeches her to take comfort, and not despair. Is ve of her own safety from Mr. Lovelace. An instruction tomothers. LETTER II. Clarissa To Miss Howe. Averse as she is to appear in a court of justice against Lovelace, shewill consent to prosecute him, rather than Miss Howe shall live interror. Hopes she shall not despair: but doubts not, from so manyconcurrent circumstances, that the blow is given.

Samuel RICHARDSON (1689 - 1761). 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 pairings. Clarissa's relatives attempt to force her to marry a rich but heartless man (Roger Solmes) against her will and, more importantly, against her own sense of virtue.

Title: Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9). Author: Samuel Richardson. Summary of the letters of volume I. The history of clarissa harlowe. Release Date: August 1, 2009 Last Updated: January 25, 2013. Produced by Julie C. Sparks, and David Widger. Samuel richardson series: Clarissa Harlowe; or the history of a youn. And particularly shewing, The Distresses that may attend the Misconduct Both of Parents and Children, In Relation to Marriage. Other author's books: Clarissa Harlowe; or the history of a young lady - Volume 2. Clarissa, Or, the History of a Young Lady. Clarissa Harlowe; or the history of a young lady - Volume 4.

Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady is an epistolary novel by English writer Samuel Richardson, published in 1748. It tells the tragic story of a young woman, Clarissa Harlowe, whose quest for virtue is continually thwarted by her family

Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady is an epistolary novel by English writer Samuel Richardson, published in 1748. It tells the tragic story of a young woman, Clarissa Harlowe, whose quest for virtue is continually thwarted by her family. The Harlowes are a recently wealthy family whose preoccupation with increasing their standing in society leads to obsessive control of their daughter, Clarissa, who ultimately dies as a result.

Samuel Richardson (1689-1761) was a major English 18th century writer. He had been an established printer and publisher for most of his life when, at the age of 51, he wrote his first novel and immediately became one of the most popular and admired writers of his time. In 1733 he wrote The Apprentice's Vade Mecum, urging young men like himself to be diligent and self-denying. Written in response to the Epidemick Evils of the Present Age, the text is best known for its condemnation of popular forms of entertainment including theatres, taverns and gambling. He is best known for his three epistolary novels: Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded (1740), Clarissa Harlowe; or, The History of a Young Lady (1748) and Sir Charles Grandison (1753). The popularity of Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded was mainly due to the effective technique of revealing the story through letters written by the protagonist. Clarissa Harlowe; or, The History of a Young Lady has generally been the most highly regarded by critics; in it, Richardson uses the epistolary form with great effectiveness, creating characters that are psychologically convincing while reflecting on some of the most important moral questions of the 18th century.

Comments

Madis Madis
After coming across a reference to this series in a history book, I was motivated to download the first volume. I was curious to see what attracted a mass of readers to this story, told entirely in correspondence, at first letters in the open, later in secret. Well, I am hooked: the language is quaint and the scandalous intentions masked by 18th Century propriety of phrase, but all the same, it is a rousing tale of a good girl (Clarissa) done wrong by her grasping father and older brother, aided and abetted by crusty bachelor uncles and her overly passive mother. Thankfully, Clarissa has her good friend, Nancy Howe, to carry on her secret correspondence. Nancy is as saucy as Clarissa is meek, making a great contrast.
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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.") I am well into the second volume and look forward to plowing slowly through the whole series. You will doubtless wish to consult your reader's dictionary for the many literary and obsolete terms: adjure, purlieus and especially, prepossession. Enjoy!
Tygrarad Tygrarad
Had to read this for a college class. Keep in mind this was written in 17th Century England where there was an order of hierarchy, women were EXPECTED to act a certain way, men were hypocritical in how they should act, and details were matter of fact rather than light, airy, and creative as they do appear in the 18th Century.
MeGa_NunC MeGa_NunC
This book is about a young girl whose family is trying to force her to marry a man she despises. I like the characters and the writing style, but it kind of drags on. There are like nine volumes, and if nothing else happens I definitely will not be able to take eight more books of the family arguing back and forth and coercing this poor girl.
Qane Qane
Keeping the subject in focus while traversing thosellooooonnnge sentences is just miserable.
LiTTLe_NiGGa_in_THE_СribE LiTTLe_NiGGa_in_THE_СribE
Clarissa's good and Lovelace is evil, but what complexities of human nature this novel delves into. I read this version in conjunction with a hardbound copy. There were a few typographical errors here and there, but the ebook is very faithful to the printed page, and the print on the screen was "friendlier" than my hardbound. I've only read a little of the Eighteenth Century, but for its depth and making a reader what to know what will happen next, Clarissa is a rewarding experience, far more rewarding than many other, later novels written in English.
BlessСhild BlessСhild
I love "Fanny Hill," so I though I would read something by Richardson, whose novel "Pamela" it is said to be a parody of. Pamela wasn't available on Amazon, but Clarissa had been converted to a free e-book by Project Gutenberg. I downloaded the first book of the novel, and I am glad I didn't purchase the whole thing. I enjoyed the style of the work, especially the letters written by Lovelace. However, by today's standards it is extremely slow moving. Even Richardson says in the introduction that his main objective is to teach a moral lesson rather than to entertain. Not recommended for light reading.
you secret you secret
An excellent read that gives good insight into a world long gone.
The writing is very well done, the drama very thoughtful, and impressive way put together with letters. However, the main body of the drama and arguments draw much over and over and sometimes overwhelming.