Clarissa, the History of a Young Lady, Volume 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Samuel Richardson

ISBN: 9781500306762

Published: June 25th 2014

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628 pages


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Clarissa, the History of a Young Lady, Volume 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5  by  Samuel Richardson

Clarissa, the History of a Young Lady, Volume 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 by Samuel Richardson
June 25th 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 628 pages | ISBN: 9781500306762 | 6.23 Mb

Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady is an epistolary novel by Samuel Richardson, published in 1748. It 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. Samuel Richardson (1689 - 1761) was an 18th-century English writer and printer. He is best known for his Clarissa: Or the History of a Young Lady (1748).

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 Clarissas brother James Harlowe, whose wealth and political power will lead to his being granted a title.

Clarissas 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. Jamess response is to provoke a duel with Lovelace, who is seen thereafter as the familys enemy.

James also proposes that Clarissa marry Roger Solmes, who is willing to trade properties with James to concentrate Jamess 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. In this book: Clarissa, the History of a Young Lady Volume 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5



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