The History of Clarissa Harlowe

The History of Clarissa Harlowe

If it was said , Miss Clarissa Harlowe has a wit and penetration beyond her years
; we , instead of disallowing it , would add — and a judgment no less
extraordinary than her wit . If her prudence was praised , and a forethought ,
which every ...

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Clarissa Harlowe

Clarissa Harlowe

Author: Samuel Richardson

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The lady is still alive. The Colonel having just sent his servant to let me know that she inquired after me about an hour ago I am dressing to attend her. Joel begs of me to dispatch him back though but with one line to gratify your present impatience.
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Clarissa Harlowe Or the History of a Young Lady

Clarissa Harlowe Or the History of a Young Lady

God forgive me if I judge too harshly of their views!

Author: Samuel Richardson

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God forgive me if I judge too harshly of their views!-But if I do not it follows that they laid a wicked snare for me; and that I have been caught in it.-And now they triumph if they can triumph in the ruin of a sister who never wished or intended to hurt them!
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Clarissa Harlowe V2

Clarissa Harlowe V2

LETTER I MISS CLARISSA HARLOWE, TOMISS HOWE LETTER II MISS HOWE,
TOMISS CLARISSA HARLOWE WEDNESDAY NIGHT, MARCH 22. LETTER III
MISS HOWE, TOMISS CLARISSA HARLOWE TUESDAY MORN. 7 O'CLOCK ...

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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.
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The history of Clarissa Harlowe in a series of letters

The history of Clarissa Harlowe  in a series of letters

MISS CLARISSA HARLOWE , TO MISS HOW E. [ In continuation of the subject in
Letter XXXVIII . ] I will now , though midnight ( for I have no sleep in my eyes )
resume the subject I was forced so abruptly to quit , and will obey yours , Miss ...

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Works of Samuel Richardson The history of Clarissa Harlowe

Works of Samuel Richardson  The history of Clarissa Harlowe

God preserve my dear uncle , and all my honoured friends ! prays your unhappy
CLARISSA HARLOWE . LETTER XXV . Miss Howe to Miss Clarissa Harlowe .
Yarmouth , Isle of Wight , Monday , August 7 . MY DEAREST CREATURE ...

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Clarissa Harlowe or The History of a Young Lady Complete

Clarissa Harlowe  or The History of a Young Lady   Complete

Samuel Richardson. May you, my dear, be always happy, prays you CLARISSA
HARLOWE. I have received your four letters. But am in such a ferment, that I
cannot at present write to them.

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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. Clarissa Harlowe 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.
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Clarissa Harlowe Volume 2 Or the History of a Young Lady

Clarissa Harlowe Volume 2   Or the History of a Young Lady

My heart fluttered with the hope and the fear of seeing my mother and with the shame and grief of having given her so much uneasiness.

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My heart fluttered with the hope and the fear of seeing my mother and with the shame and grief of having given her so much uneasiness. But it needed not: she was not permitted to come. But my aunt was so good as to return yet not without my sister; and taking my hand made me sit down by her.
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The History of Clarissa Harlowe in a Series of Letters

The History of Clarissa Harlowe  in a Series of Letters

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Clarissa Harlowe Volume III

Clarissa Harlowe  Volume III

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This book is a result of an effort made by us towards making a contribution to the preservation and repair of original classic literature. In an attempt to preserve, improve and recreate the original content, we have worked towards: 1. Type-setting & Reformatting: The complete work has been re-designed via professional layout, formatting and type-setting tools to re-create the same edition with rich typography, graphics, high quality images, and table elements, giving our readers the feel of holding a 'fresh and newly' reprinted and/or revised edition, as opposed to other scanned & printed (Optical Character Recognition - OCR) reproductions. 2. Correction of imperfections: As the work was re-created from the scratch, therefore, it was vetted to rectify certain conventional norms with regard to typographical mistakes, hyphenations, punctuations, blurred images, missing content/pages, and/or other related subject matters, upon our consideration. Every attempt was made to rectify the imperfections related to omitted constructs in the original edition via other references. However, a few of such imperfections which could not be rectified due to intentional\unintentional omission of content in the original edition, were inherited and preserved from the original work to maintain the authenticity and construct, relevant to the work. We believe that this work holds historical, cultural and/or intellectual importance in the literary works community, therefore despite the oddities, we accounted the work for print as a part of our continuing effort towards preservation of literary work and our contribution towards the development of the society as a whole, driven by our beliefs. We are grateful to our readers for putting their faith in us and accepting our imperfections with regard to preservation of the historical content. HAPPY READING!
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Clarissa Harlowe Volume V

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Clarissa Harlowe

Clarissa Harlowe

This is Volume 1 of Samuel Richardson's classic novel; Clarissa.

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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.
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Clarissa Harlowe  Volume VII

And may it soon be forgotten, by every dear relation, that there was such an
unhappy daughter, sister, or niece, as Clarissa Harlowe ! My cousin Morden was
one of those who was so earnest in prayer for my recovery, at nine and eleven
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Clarissa Harlowe Or the History of a Young Lady

Clarissa Harlowe Or the History of a Young Lady

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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 heroine whose quest for virtue is continually thwarted by her family and is regarded as one of the longest novels in the English language (based on estimated word count). It is generally regarded as Richardson's masterpiece. 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. Its rich ambiguities - our sense of Clarissa's scrupulous virtue tinged with intimations of her capacity for self-deception in matters of sex; the wicked and amusing faces of Lovelace, who must be easily the most charming villain in English literature - give the story extraordinary psychological momentum. This book will be a wonderful gift for both women and men!
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