New Essays on Samuel Richardson

New Essays on Samuel Richardson

by Samuel J. Rivero
     
 
Recent years have witnessed renewed critical interest in the works of Samuel Richardson. This volume brings together a group of well-respected scholars to examine how and why the works of Richardson continue to intrigue us. As a whole, the essays reveal Richardson to be a writer constantly contradicting himself, striving not to be misunderstood. His appeal to

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Recent years have witnessed renewed critical interest in the works of Samuel Richardson. This volume brings together a group of well-respected scholars to examine how and why the works of Richardson continue to intrigue us. As a whole, the essays reveal Richardson to be a writer constantly contradicting himself, striving not to be misunderstood. His appeal to deconstructionists, reader-response critics, Marxists, and feminists is analyzed and made comprehensible. Grappling with issues which continue to trouble us, Richardson appears as an artist writing to our historical moment, engaging us in a conversation now joined by the essays in this collection. Offering a variety of critical perspectives, New Essays on Samuel Richardson sheds light on the importance of this writer and reveals his relevance to the modern day.

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Booknews
Six of the 13 essays deal with British novelist Richardson's (1689-1761) best known work, "Clarissa", from such perspectives as classical and pornographic bodies, death by parenthesis, the impact of the fire scene on Jane Collier, and Lennox's comic revision. Others treat his correspondence with Johannes Stinstra, the daughters of patriarchy in three novels, his imitation of Cervantes, and other topics. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312125080
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Pages:
229
Product dimensions:
5.71(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.86(d)

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