Clarissa: Or the History of a Young Lady

Clarissa: Or the History of a Young Lady

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by Samuel Richardson
     
 

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One of the first great British novels, Samuel Richardson’s classic tale became a legend to his own age and remains so today.

Defying her parents’ desire for her to marry a loathsome man for his wealth, the virtuous Clarissa escapes into the dangerous arms of the charming rogue Lovelace, whose intentions are much less than honorable. ThisSee more details below

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One of the first great British novels, Samuel Richardson’s classic tale became a legend to his own age and remains so today.

Defying her parents’ desire for her to marry a loathsome man for his wealth, the virtuous Clarissa escapes into the dangerous arms of the charming rogue Lovelace, whose intentions are much less than honorable. This thought-provoking work, written entirely in intimate letters, exposes the delicacy and complexity of affairs of the human heart. The fatal attraction between villain and victim builds and unfolds into a relationship that haunts the imagination as fully as that of Romeo and Juliet or Tristan and Isolde.

Abridged and with an Introduction by Sheila Ortiz-Taylor and a New Afterword by Lynn Shepherd

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780698149014
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/03/2014
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
816,031
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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