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Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady by Samuel Richardson
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Apr 06, 12


I'm not a big fan of epistolary fictions (there are some exceptions), and I'm not a big fan of 18th century literature (again, with some exceptions). Therefore my star rating is pretty unjust and very biased.

But themes of possession, manipulation, salvation, and corruption of innocence was just too hard to pass up, so I tried to read it anyway. But in the end, the letter form wore me out. I settled for listening to Richard Armitage's Lovelace on the BBC radio adaptation instead. I'm glad I did too, because I found that I really enjoyed the story and characters a whole lot.

So if you're like me, and you're just looking to read Clarissa for fun but hate epistolary form, I say, give the radio adaptation a go.
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