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Lovelace's love for Clarissa and the young woman's attitudes toward marriage are revealed through the series of letters comprising this eighteenth-century classic

About the Author:

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.

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Clarissa by Samuel Richardson 1962 Edition Abridged By George Sherburn

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  • Title: Clarissa (Riverside editions)

    Publication Date: 1962

    Binding: Paperback

    Book Condition: Good