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 ...

Author: Samuel Richardson

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Clarissa Harlowe or the history of a young lady

Clarissa Harlowe  or the history of a young lady

But is it not the divine CLARISSA [Harlowe let me not say; my soul spurns them
all but her] whom I am thus by application threatening?—If virtue be the true
nobility, how is she ennobled, and how shall an alliance with her LETTER XVIII.

Author: Samuel Richardson

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Clarissa Harlowe

Clarissa Harlowe

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

Author: Samuel Richardson

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ISBN: 9798690946043

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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 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 ...

Author: Samuel Richardson

Publisher: 谷月社

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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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Clarissa Harlowe Volume 8

Clarissa Harlowe   Volume 8

Clarissa's older sister, Arabella, begins to be courted by Robert Lovelace, a wealthy "libertine" and heir to a substantial estate.

Author: Samuel Richardson

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Clarissa's older sister, Arabella, begins to be courted by Robert Lovelace, a wealthy "libertine" and heir to a substantial estate. However, she rejects him because she felt that he put more effort into gaining the approval of her parents than in wooing her and felt disrespected by this. Lovelace quickly moves on from Arabella to Clarissa, much to the displeasure of Arabella and their brother James Harlowe. Despite Clarissa's insistence in her dislike for Lovelace, Arabella grows jealous of her younger sister for Lovelace's interest in her. James, also, dislikes Lovelace greatly because of a duel which had occurred between the two of them. These feelings combine with resentment that Clarissa was left a piece of land by their grandfather and leads to aggression towards Clarissa from her siblings. It is proposed that Clarissa marry Roger Solmes, a match that the entire Harlowe family, except Clarissa, accepts. Clarissa, however, finds Solmes to be unpleasant company and does not wish to marry him. This makes her family suspicious of her feelings towards Lovelace, and they begin acting paranoid towards her insistence that she does not care for Lovelace either.
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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.

Author: Samuel Richardson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781633557147

Category: Fiction

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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

Clarissa

Author: Samuel Richardson

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The Novels of Samuel Richardson The history of Clarissa Harlowe

The Novels of Samuel Richardson  The history of Clarissa Harlowe

THE PRINCIPAL PERSONS Miss CLARISSA HARLOWE , a young lady of great
beauty and merit . ROBERT LOVELACE , Esq . , her admirer . James Harlowe ,
Esq . , father of Clarissa . Mrs . Harlowe , bis lady . James Harlowe , their only son
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Author: Samuel Richardson

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The Novels of Samuel Richardson Esq

The Novels of Samuel Richardson  Esq

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Author: Samuel Richardson

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The Complete Novels of Mr Samuel Richardson The history of Clarissa Harlowe

The Complete Novels of Mr  Samuel Richardson  The history of Clarissa Harlowe

May you , my dear , be always happy , prays your CLARISSA HARLOWE . I have
received your four letters ; but am in such a ferment , that I cannot at present write
to them . LETTER XII . Miss Clarissa Harlowe to Miss Howe . Friday Night ...

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The Works Of Samuel Richardson

The Works Of Samuel Richardson

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Author: Samuel Richardson

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