Clarissa Harlowe


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Clarissa Harlowe

longest novel in the English language, total-ling one million words. [Br. Lit.: Benét, 203]
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The story of Clarissa Harlowe, then, remains as both an maginatively plausible and an empirically attested background presence in Godwin's composition of his first novel.
Another was Clarissa Harlowe Barton, born in Oxford, who risked her life to bring supplies and support to soldiers in the field during the Civil War.
Clarissa Harlowe Barton was born in Oxford, Mass., on Christmas Day of 1821.
Lady Clementina della Porretta, on the other hand, suffers an illness that rivals the experience of Clarissa Harlowe in its drama and intensity.
(11) On the pragmatic scale of 3,000-page novels, Samuel Richardson's Clarissa Harlowe (1747-1748) is an excellent example of the former, Proust's A la recherche of the latter--and in fewer pages, Zola (and, as Eliot would have it, Lawrence).
Behold here the remains of the once ruined, yet now happy Clarissa Harlowe! See what thou thyself must quickly be; --and REPENT." By exposing Lovelace's necrophilic desires, Clarissa simultaneously exposes her own anticipation of them, preparing symbolic messages, letters and a beautiful corpse for the attraction of Lovelace.
THE VICTORIAN MEN AND WOMEN portrayed in the novels of Anthony Trollope seem surprisingly like us, far more so than literary creatures from only a century earlier (Torn Jones, say, or Clarissa Harlowe).
Christopher Hill explained as much in his essay "Clarissa Harlowe and Her Times" (1955) (and elsewhere), and Richetti uses Hill as well as more recent writers, such as J.