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.
Such a vacuum is certainly troubling as well as intriguing: it points, like the rape of Clarissa Harlowe, or Robert Lovelace's Letter 257, to an absence in the text.
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).
Cass's past and destiny are encoded and prescripted in her name, and the passage places her within Clarissa: The Clarissa for whom love is still "on the road but not yet at the gates" recalls a Clarissa Harlowe yet to be abducted and raped by Lovelace, yet to make her fatal rendezvous at the gates of her father's garden.
Richardson first presents the heroine, Clarissa Harlowe, when she is discovering the barely masked motives of her family, who want to force her into a loveless marriage to improve their fortunes.
Rousseau was greatly influenced by Clarissa Harlowe in his novel, Julie, ou La Nouvelle Heloise.