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Clarissa: Or the History of a Young Lady
by Samuel Richardson and Sheila Ortiz Taylor and Lynn Shepherd




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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

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Overview

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


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  • ISBN: 9780698149014
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Imprint: Signet
  • Date: June 2014
  • Seller Statement: Sold by Penguin Group US
 

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