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Clarissa Harlowe: Or, The History of a Young Lady, Vol. 1 Paperback – March 14, 2008


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  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Dodo Press (March 14, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1406598992
  • ISBN-13: 978-1406598995
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,629,493 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Peter Mladinic on July 7, 2013
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Clarissa's good and Lovelace is evil, but what complexities of human nature this novel delves into. I read this version in conjunction with a hardbound copy. There were a few typographical errors here and there, but the ebook is very faithful to the printed page, and the print on the screen was "friendlier" than my hardbound. I've only read a little of the Eighteenth Century, but for its depth and making a reader what to know what will happen next, Clarissa is a rewarding experience, far more rewarding than many other, later novels written in English.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Frank R. Claudy on March 16, 2014
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After coming across a reference to this series in a history book, I was motivated to download the first volume. I was curious to see what attracted a mass of readers to this story, told entirely in correspondence, at first letters in the open, later in secret. Well, I am hooked: the language is quaint and the scandalous intentions masked by 18th Century propriety of phrase, but all the same, it is a rousing tale of a good girl (Clarissa) done wrong by her grasping father and older brother, aided and abetted by crusty bachelor uncles and her overly passive mother. Thankfully, Clarissa has her good friend, Nancy Howe, to carry on her secret correspondence. Nancy is as saucy as Clarissa is meek, making a great contrast.
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Time and events move at an agonizingly slow pace, but there are quotable phrases throughout (e.g. an angry uncle's fuming about women "Such gnat strainers and camel-swallowers all, as Holy Writ has it." or Miss Howe, "Too ready forgiveness does but encourage offenses.") I am well into the second volume and look forward to plowing slowly through the whole series. You will doubtless wish to consult your reader's dictionary for the many literary and obsolete terms: adjure, purlieus and especially, prepossession. Enjoy!
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This is the first of nine volumes of a novel from the mid-eighteenth century. It is written as a series of letters from different characters to each other. As this is a classic, so called, I went through all nine volumes. Other than a sense of accomplishment I am not sure I should have. My greatest insight came in volume nine but more on that later
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I absolutely loved Clarissa. It is very long, so you need to be aware of this and see it as a personal challenge of endurance. To me, it got better and better the farther I read, so stick with it through the frustrating bits from beginning until about the middle. The story moves along in a very slow pace, but if you keep going this will make you love the characters all the more in the end. I don't think I have ever cried this much and this long because of a book, and the memory of it still won't leave me. It is not a book for everyone, but if you've already read most of the classics and loved them then this is a book for you.
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By Katie Prestwich on July 29, 2013
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This book is about a young girl whose family is trying to force her to marry a man she despises. I like the characters and the writing style, but it kind of drags on. There are like nine volumes, and if nothing else happens I definitely will not be able to take eight more books of the family arguing back and forth and coercing this poor girl.
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