Clarissa; Or the History of a Young Woman PDF ePub eBook

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Clarissa; Or the History of a Young Woman free pdf "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-Taylorand a New Afterword by Lynn Shepherd"

About Samuel Richardson

Born in Derbyshire to a joiner, Samuel Richardson (1689 1761) received little formal education- in 1706, he was apprenticed to a printer in London. Thirteen years later, he set himself up as a stationer and printer and became one of the leading figures in the trade. At the age of fifty, he turned his hand to writing. His epistolary novels including his masterpiece, " Clarissa, or The History of a Young Lady" (1747 48) brought him great success and a bevy of admirers. Sheila Ortiz-Taylor is Professor Emeritus of English at Florida State University, where she taught the British and American novel, as well as creative writing and women s literature, since receiving her PhD from UCLA in 1973. A former Fulbright Fellow, she is the author of eight novels, including "Homestead "and "Faultline." Lynn Shepherd has a doctorate in English literature from Oxford University, and is the author of "Clarissa's Painter: Portraiture, Illustration, and Representation in the Novels of Samuel Richardson," which is published by OUP. She is also an award-winning novelist, and has published literary mysteries inspired by Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and the lives of the Shelleys."

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Author : Samuel Richardson
Publisher : Signet
Data Published : 04 July 2014
ISBN : 0451468678
EAN : 9780451468673
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 532 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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