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
Title: Clarissa (Riverside editions)
Publication Date: 1962
Book Condition: Good