Clarissa Harlowe, or the History of a Young Lady - Volume 2
Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady is an epistolary novel by Samuel Richardson, published in 1748. It tells the tragic story of a heroine whose quest for virtue is continually thwarted by her family, and is the longest real novel in the English language.
First Page:CLARISSA HARLOWE
HISTORY OF A YOUNG LADY
By Samuel Richardson
LETTERS OF VOLUME II
LETTER I. Clarissa to Miss Howe. Another visit from her aunt and sister. The latter spitefully insults her with the patterns. A tender scene between her aunt and her in Arabella's absence. She endeavours to account for the inflexibility of her parents and uncles.
LETTER II. Miss Howe to Clarissa. Humourous description of Mr. Hickman. Imagines, from what Lovelace, Hickman, and Solmes, are now, what figures they made when boys at school.
LETTER III. From the same. Useful observations on general life. Severe censures of the Harlowe family, for their pride, formality, and other bad qualities.
LETTER IV. From the same. Mr. Hickman's conversation with two of Lovelace's libertine companions.
LETTER V. From the same. An unexpected visit from Mr. Lovelace. What passes in it. Repeats her advice to her to resume her estate.
LETTER VI. VII. VIII. Clarissa to Miss Howe. Farther particulars of the persecutions she receives from her violent brother... Continue reading book >>
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