Clarissa - Samuel Richardson Reviews
Description:ISBN 0451529790 / Author: Samuel Richardson / Genre: Classic Literature / An eighteenth century classic, telling the story of a man's ... more
Newest Review: ... of a t.v series, rather than a film. The novel is written in epistolary form (letters, in other words) which gives a ... more
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by - written on 28/08/08 (Very useful, 60 readings)
Clarissa 'The longest novel in the european language'. A statement that is about as qualiatative as 'Britain's loudest band'. This is how most people will know of Clarissa. Which is a shame for two reasons: the length of the damn thing is what perhaps justifiably puts people off reading it; moreover, the novel truly deserves to be considered one of the finest in the English language, regardless of its length. I won't distil the plot as the other review on here has done a decent enough job of that. Also I want to focus instead on the intricacies of the novel and why Dr Samuel Johnson considered it to be 'the first book in the world for the knowledge it ... Read the complete review
by - written on 05/12/00, updated on 07/12/00 (Very useful, 432 readings)
They haven't even heard of Samuel Richardson in the pub in the village he was born in. I know, I went there specially to ask after him. But one day, I hope, they will acknowledge him. Richardson is a genius - but like all pioneers, his achievement seems less now than it is - simply because we take for granted what he achieved. If you love the classical English novel - Fielding, Austen, Dickens, the Brontė's - you will one day have to set the record straight by reading Richardson, for they all stand upon his shoulders. The novel was first published in the 1740's. It is epistolary - written in the form of a series of letters. It is about a young woman, ... Read the complete review
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