Clarissa Harlowe, or the History of a Young Lady - Volume 1

Samuel RICHARDSON (1689 - 1761)

Clarissa Harlowe, the tragic heroine of Clarissa, is a beautiful and virtuous young lady whose family has become very wealthy only in recent years and is now eager to become part of the aristocracy by acquiring estates and titles through advantageous pairings. Clarissa's relatives attempt to force her to marry a rich but heartless man (Roger Solmes) against her will and, more importantly, against her own sense of virtue. Desperate to remain free, she is tricked by a young gentleman of her acquaintance, Lovelace, into escaping with him. However, she refuses to marry him, longing — unusual for a girl in her time — to live by herself in peace. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Epistolary Fiction

Language: English

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Play 00 Preface Bob Gilham
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Play 01 Letter I Bob Gilham
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Play 02 Letter II Ben Dutton
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Play 03 Letter III Ben Dutton
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Play 05 Letter V Ben Dutton
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Play 06 Letter VI Ben Dutton
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Play 08 Letter VIII Ben Dutton
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Play 09 Letter IX Ben Dutton
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Play 10 Letter X Bob Gilham
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Play 11 Letter XI Ben Dutton
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Play 12 Letter XII Bob Gilham
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Play 13 Letter XIII Ben Dutton
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Play 14 Letter XIV Ben Dutton
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Play 15 Letter XV Bob Gilham
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Play 16 Letter XVI Ben Dutton
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Play 17 Letter XVII Ben Dutton
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Play 20 Letter XX Ben Dutton
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Play 21 Letter XXI Ben Dutton
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Play 22 Letter XXII Ben Dutton
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Play 23 Letter XXIII Ben Dutton
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Play 24 Letter XXIV Ben Dutton
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Play 25 Letter XXV Ben Dutton
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Play 26 Letter XXVI Ben Dutton
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Play 27 Letter XXVII Bob Gilham
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Play 28 Letter XXVIII Ben Dutton
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Play 29 Letter XXIX Ben Dutton
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Play 30 Letter XXX Ben Dutton
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Play 31 Letter XXXI Bob Gilham
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Play 32 Letter XXXII Philippa
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Play 33 Letter XXXIII Julie VW
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Play 34 Letter XXXIV Bob Gilham
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Play 35 Letter XXXV Bob Gilham
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Play 36 Letter XXXVI Patti Brugman
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Play 37 Letter XXXVII Bob Gilham
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Play 38 Letter XXXVIII Anna Simon
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Play 39 Letter XXXIX Anna Simon
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Play 40 Letter XL Patti Brugman
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Play 41 Letter XLI Philippa
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Play 42 Letter XLII Patti Brugman
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Play 43 Letter XLIII Patti Brugman
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Play 44 Letter XLIV Patti Brugman
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