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    DescriptionPressured 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.


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    Title
    Clarissa, or the History of a Young Lady
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Samuel Richardson, Edited by Angus Ross
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 1536
    Width: 146 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 68 mm
    Weight: 1,261 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140432152
    ISBN 10: 0140432159
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    Edition statement
    Reprint
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    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    04 February 1986
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Samuel Richardson (1689 - 1761) was born in Derbyshire, the son of a joiner. He received little formal education and in 1706 was apprenticed to a printer in London. Thirteen years later he set himself up as a stationer and printer and became of the leading figures in the trade. He printed political material, newspapers and literature. He began writing Pamela as a result of a suggestion from friends that he should compile a book of model letters for use by unskilled writers. Pamela was a great success and went on to write Clarissa, one of the masterpieces of European literature. Angus Ross is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Sussex. He writes on eighteenth-century and other literature and has edited Swift as well as a number of anthologies.