Supplementary: Last words on ‘Clarissa’, by Samuel Richardson, 1748

  A final post about ‘Clarissa’, I promise. Please be aware of multiple spoilers in the unlikely event you were planning to read this novel. I left Clarissa at the end of volume 4 of 9 in the hands of the sinister Robert Lovelace. In his citation of this novel in the ‘100 best novelsContinue reading “Supplementary: Last words on ‘Clarissa’, by Samuel Richardson, 1748”

Book review: ‘Clarissa’, by Samuel Richardson, 1748, volumes 3 & 4

Back to ‘Clarissa’.  At the end of book 2, Clarissa has taken the bold, if not foolhardy step of running away from her family home with the blaggard Lovelace. While it looks to the rest of the world as if this was an elopement, the actual events were more confused – Clarissa intended to tellContinue reading “Book review: ‘Clarissa’, by Samuel Richardson, 1748, volumes 3 & 4”