Lovelace, however, proves himself to be an untrustworthy rake whose vague promises of marriage are accompanied by unwelcome and increasingly brutal sexual advances. And yet, Clarissa finds his charm alluring, her scrupulous sense of virtue tinged with unconfessed desire. Told through a complex series of interweaving letters, "Clarissa" is a richly ambiguous study of a fatally attracted couple and a work of astonishing power and immediacy.
A huge success when it first appeared in , and translated into French and German, it remains one of the greatest of all European novels. Its rich ambiguities - our sense of Clarissa's scrupulous virtue tinged with intimations of her capacity for self-deception in matters of sex; the wicked and amusing faces of Lovelace, who must be easily the most charming villain in English literature - give the story extraordinary psychological momentum.
Seller Inventory More information about this seller Contact this seller 1. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston Condition: Very Good. First Edition Thus. Large trade paperback.
Clarissa Harlowe, or the History of a Young Lady - Volume 2
Abridged by George Sherburn. Riverside edition, first thus. No previous ownership marks. No spine crease. Not ex-library. A clean, square, unmarked copy. Spine slightly sunned. Very good.
More information about this seller Contact this seller 2. Published by Dent About this Item: Dent, No dust jacket. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Pages and binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues present such as mild cracking, inscriptions, inserts, light foxing, tanning and thumb marking.
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Overall a good condition item. Usual shelf wear and markings to boards with tanning to spine and board edges. Slight backward lean. Light rub wear to edges and bumped corners. Seller Inventory DPB.
More information about this seller Contact this seller 3. Condition: Acceptable. Volume IV only, of a nine-volume edition. Ex-library copy, with usual stamps and labels. Cracked hinge. Some smudges and marginalia to pages, in worn and dampstained boards. Some fraying to spine ends. Photograph available on request. Seller Inventory mon More information about this seller Contact this seller 4. Very Good condition.
No markings to the text block. Previous owner's markings on front free end paper. More information about this seller Contact this seller 5. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory BBS More information about this seller Contact this seller 6. More information about this seller Contact this seller 7. Published by Modern Library. About this Item: Modern Library. Dust Jacket Condition: Good.
Editions of Clarissa Harlowe; or the history of a young lady - Volume 2 by Samuel Richardson
Dust jacket in good condition. Minor shelf and handling wear, overall a clean solid copy with minimal signs of use.
Red cloth boards with hexagonal logo design in good condition. Tight binding. Clean text block. Unclipped dust jacket in protective mylar cover. Secure packaging for safe delivery. More information about this seller Contact this seller 8.
More information about this seller Contact this seller 9. Published by Viking Adult About this Item: Viking Adult, Condition: Used; Good. No marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square. Minor damp stain on Front DJ flap and top corner of pages up to the contents page. Gently read. Don't be put off by the length. This was really a wonderful book. Once I'd finished the book and knew the story, I wanted to start all over again to savor it's development. The novel really starts to pick up when Lovelace's letters begin.
The characters of Lovelace and Anna Howe leap from the page.
I would love to see an updated film version. I was continually struck with how contemporary the psychology seemed. It just goes to show you, that human nature is constant. I read Pamela in college and now want to re-read it and also Sir Charles Grandison, which I've never read.
More information about this seller Contact this seller Image shows actual book for sale. Book Condition: Good; firm binding; contents good; a little scuffed; a little marked to covers; no dust jacket. Hard Cover Dent Fiction. Published by Modern Library, NY From: Dorley House Books, Inc. Clear Spring, MD, U. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good.
Seller Inventory a. Staple-bound Softcover.