Clarissa Pdf

Welcome,you are looking at books for reading, the Clarissa Pdf, you will able to read or download in Pdf or ePub books and notice some of author may have lock the live reading for some of country. Therefore it need a FREE signup process to obtain the book. If it available for your country it will shown as book reader and user fully subscribe will benefit by having full access to all books.Click and join the free full access now.

The history of Clarissa Harlowe

Clarissa Pdf [Pdf/ePub] eBook

The history of Clarissa Harlowe by Samuel Richardson Book Resume:

Download or read The history of Clarissa Harlowe book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc).

The History of Clarissa Harlowe

Clarissa Pdf [Pdf/ePub] eBook

The History of Clarissa Harlowe by Samuel Richardson Book Resume:

Download or read The History of Clarissa Harlowe book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc).

Clarissa; or, The history of a young lady

Clarissa Pdf [Pdf/ePub] eBook

Clarissa; or, The history of a young lady by Samuel Richardson Book Resume:

Download or read Clarissa; or, The history of a young lady book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc).

The history of Clarissa Harlowe, in a series of letters

Clarissa Pdf [Pdf/ePub] eBook

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

Download or read The history of Clarissa Harlowe, in a series of letters book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc).

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 ...

Clarissa Pdf [Pdf/ePub] eBook

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 Book Resume:

Download or read 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 ... book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc).

Clarissa

Clarissa Pdf [Pdf/ePub] eBook

Clarissa by Samuel Richardson Book Resume:

This is Volume 3 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 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, it remains one of the greatest of all novels.

Clarissa

Clarissa Pdf [Pdf/ePub] eBook

Clarissa by Samuel Richardson Book Resume:

Download or read Clarissa book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc).

Works of Samuel Richardson: The history of Clarissa Harlowe

Clarissa Pdf [Pdf/ePub] eBook

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

Download or read Works of Samuel Richardson: The history of Clarissa Harlowe book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc).

Clarissa Harlowe or the History of a Young Lady (Complete)

Clarissa Pdf [Pdf/ePub] eBook

Clarissa Harlowe or the History of a Young Lady (Complete) by Samuel Richardson Book Resume:

Download or read Clarissa Harlowe or the History of a Young Lady (Complete) book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc).

Clarissa - An Abridged Edition

Clarissa Pdf [Pdf/ePub] eBook

Clarissa - An Abridged Edition by Samuel Richardson Book Resume:

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

Clarissa Pdf [Pdf/ePub] eBook

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

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.

Clarissa's Plots

Clarissa Pdf [Pdf/ePub] eBook

Clarissa's Plots by Lois E. Bueler Book Resume:

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.

Clarissa Harlowe

Clarissa Pdf [Pdf/ePub] eBook

Clarissa Harlowe by Samuel Richardson Book Resume:

Reproduction of the original: Clarissa Harlowe by Samuel Richardson

Clarissa

Clarissa Pdf [Pdf/ePub] eBook

Clarissa by Jennifer Sinclair Robertson Book Resume:

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

Clarissa Pdf [Pdf/ePub] eBook

Clarissa Harlowe V2 by Samuel Richardson Book Resume:

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.

Reason and Religion in Clarissa

Clarissa Pdf [Pdf/ePub] eBook

Reason and Religion in Clarissa by Professor E Derek Taylor Book Resume:

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

Clarissa Pdf [Pdf/ePub] eBook

Clarissa Harlowe by Beyond Words Press,Samuel Richardson Book Resume:

This is Volume 1 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 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, it remains one of the greatest of all novels.

Who Killed Clarissa?

Clarissa Pdf [Pdf/ePub] eBook

Who Killed Clarissa? by Tom Kilcourse Book Resume:

Download or read Who Killed Clarissa? book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc).

Clarissa; Or, the History of a Young Lady

Clarissa Pdf [Pdf/ePub] eBook

Clarissa; Or, the History of a Young Lady by Samuel Richardson,Samuel Clarissa Book Resume:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Lionel and Clarissa : Or, a School for Fathers. A Comic Opera...

Clarissa Pdf [Pdf/ePub] eBook

Lionel and Clarissa : Or, a School for Fathers. A Comic Opera... by Isaac Bickerstaffe Book Resume:

Download or read Lionel and Clarissa : Or, a School for Fathers. A Comic Opera... book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc).

Love in a Village. - The Maid of the Mill. -Lionel and Clarissa

Clarissa Pdf [Pdf/ePub] eBook

Love in a Village. - The Maid of the Mill. -Lionel and Clarissa by Isaac Bickerstaffe Book Resume:

Download or read Love in a Village. - The Maid of the Mill. -Lionel and Clarissa book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc).

Lionel and Clarissa, an opera. Oxberry's ed

Clarissa Pdf [Pdf/ePub] eBook

Lionel and Clarissa, an opera. Oxberry's ed by Isaac Bickerstaffe Book Resume:

Download or read Lionel and Clarissa, an opera. Oxberry's ed book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc).

Lionel and Clarissa, etc. By Isaac Bickerstaffe

Clarissa Pdf [Pdf/ePub] eBook

Lionel and Clarissa, etc. By Isaac Bickerstaffe by Isaac Bickerstaff Book Resume:

Download or read Lionel and Clarissa, etc. By Isaac Bickerstaffe book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc).

Lionel and Clarissa: Or, the School for Fathers

Clarissa Pdf [Pdf/ePub] eBook

Lionel and Clarissa: Or, the School for Fathers by Isaac Bickerstaff Book Resume:

Download or read Lionel and Clarissa: Or, the School for Fathers book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc).

Clarissa Harlowe, or the history of a young lady —

Clarissa Pdf [Pdf/ePub] eBook

Clarissa Harlowe, or the history of a young lady — by Samuel Richardson Book Resume:

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

Comic opera of Lionel and Clarissa; or, the school for fathers

Clarissa Pdf [Pdf/ePub] eBook

Comic opera of Lionel and Clarissa; or, the school for fathers by Isaac Bickerstaffe Book Resume:

Download or read Comic opera of Lionel and Clarissa; or, the school for fathers book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc).

Clarissa - Volume 1

Clarissa Pdf [Pdf/ePub] eBook

Clarissa - Volume 1 by Samuel Richardson Book Resume:

This is Volume 1 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 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, it remains one of the greatest of all novels.

Clarissa - Volume 5

Clarissa Pdf [Pdf/ePub] eBook

Clarissa - Volume 5 by Samuel Richardson Book Resume:

This is Volume 5 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 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, it remains one of the greatest of all novels.

Clarissa - Volume 8

Clarissa Pdf [Pdf/ePub] eBook

Clarissa - Volume 8 by Samuel Richardson Book Resume:

This is Volume 8 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 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, it remains one of the greatest of all novels.

Clarissa, ed. by E.S. Dallas

Clarissa Pdf [Pdf/ePub] eBook

Clarissa, ed. by E.S. Dallas by Samuel Richardson Book Resume:

Download or read Clarissa, ed. by E.S. Dallas book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc).

Clarissa: History of a Young Lady

Clarissa Pdf [Pdf/ePub] eBook

Clarissa: History of a Young Lady by Samuel Richardson Book Resume:

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!

The Novels of Samuel Richardson, Esq

Clarissa Pdf [Pdf/ePub] eBook

The Novels of Samuel Richardson, Esq by Samuel Richardson Book Resume:

Download or read The Novels of Samuel Richardson, Esq book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc).

Clarissa - Volume 3

Clarissa Pdf [Pdf/ePub] eBook

Clarissa - Volume 3 by Samuel Richardson Book Resume:

This is Volume 3 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 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, it remains one of the greatest of all novels.

Clarissa - Volume 4

Clarissa Pdf [Pdf/ePub] eBook

Clarissa - Volume 4 by Samuel Richardson Book Resume:

This is Volume 4 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 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, it remains one of the greatest of all novels.