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Letters to Clarissa: The Fantasy of a Female Network

Ned Schantz

in Gossip, Letters, Phones: The Scandal of Female Networks in Film and Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335910
eISBN:
9780199868902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335910.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Women's Literature

This chapter considers how long-distance female networks emerge out of gothic claustrophobia to flourish in the fantasy space of epistolary suspension. As it reads Clarissa for its powerful ... More


‘It is not so with me’: Clarissa and the Regulation of Unprecedented Vehemence

Jonathan Lamb

in The Rhetoric of Suffering: Reading the Book of Job in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182641
eISBN:
9780191673849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182641.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter argues that Richardson's Job, the scriptural centre-piece of Clarissa, is used to introduce a theodicy more akin to Pope's views about the suppression of the particulars of individual ... More


Letter‐Writing and the Rise of the Novel: The Epistolary Literacy of Jane Johnson and Samuel Richardson

Susan E. Whyman

in The Pen and the People: English Letter Writers 1660-1800

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199532445
eISBN:
9780191714535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532445.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter considers how letters became literary at a time when letters and literature were closely aligned. It suggests that epistolary literacy can offer new insights into the rise of the novel. ... More


The Novel of Suffering: Richardson, Fielding, and Goldsmith

Patrick Parrinder

in Nation & Novel: The English Novel from its Origins to the Present Day

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264858
eISBN:
9780191698989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264858.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Samuel Richardson's Clarissa, Amelia and Oliver Goldsmith's The Vicar of Wakefield and other works are all examined in detail in the chapter. The novels are known for their biblical reference to the ... More


Collusive Resistance and Complicit Virtue: Richardson's Pamela and Clarissa

Toni Bowers

in Force or Fraud: British Seduction Stories and the Problem of Resistance, 1660-1760

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199592135
eISBN:
9780191725340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592135.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter argues that Samuel Richardson used the representational structures he inherited from the seduction fiction of Behn, Manley, and Haywood to articulate tory sensibility in the wake of his ... More


Rape Jokes and the Law

Simon Dickie

in Cruelty and Laughter: Forgotten Comic Literature and the Unsentimental Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226146188
eISBN:
9780226146201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226146201.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa brought to eighteenth-century British culture an awareness of sexual violence. Despite the sadoeroticism in sentimental rape plots, these fictions created an environment ... More


The Persistence of Domestic Labor

Amy G. Richter

in At Home in Nineteenth-Century America: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814769133
eISBN:
9780814769157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769133.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Despite the celebration of home’s isolation from the public world of paid labor and commerce, the two realms remained intertwined. This chapter looks beyond the ideal home to explore the ongoing ... More


Resetting the Type: An Exploration of the Historical Sense in Mrs. Dalloway

Savannah Pignatelli

in Virginia Woolf and Heritage

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781942954422
eISBN:
9781786944368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954422.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Scholars often study instances of intertextuality within Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, which they connect to both classical and contemporary authors. Though some of these scholars have noted a ... More


Epilogue: Afterlife

Maggie Vinter

in Last Acts: The Art of Dying on the Early Modern Stage

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284269
eISBN:
9780823286133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284269.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The epilogue explores what continued relevance ars moriendi ideas have for artistic, political, and social practice. Following The Hour of Our Death, Philippe Ariès’s history of Western approaches to ... More


Moments of Aging: Revising Mother Nature in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway

Katherine Sedon

in Virginia Woolf and the Natural World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780983533900
eISBN:
9781781382202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533900.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter argues that in Mrs. Dalloway (1925) Woolf revises the Mother Nature archetype of the youthful, fertile woman to better fit her perceptions and experiences of aging. Through the novel's ... More


The Grammar in Between

Cynthia Wall

in Grammars of Approach: Landscape, Narrative, and the Linguistic Picturesque

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226467665
eISBN:
9780226467979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467979.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

"Grammar is the Art of Expressing Relations of Things in Construction," said Richard Johnson in 1706. This chapter investigates the landscape of grammatical change through the rising interest in the ... More


The Trials of Clarissa

Karin Kukkonen

in A Prehistory of Cognitive Poetics: Neoclassicism and the Novel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190634766
eISBN:
9780190634780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190634766.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter considers Samuel Richardson’s novel Clarissa in terms of the aporia of the situational logic of poetic justice. It discusses the manifold revisions that Richardson makes in the first ... More


Clarissa and Tom Jones

J. A. Downie

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 1: Prose Fiction in English from the Origins of Print to 1750

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199580033
eISBN:
9780191869730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199580033.003.0034
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter compares the narrative techniques of Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa and Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones. While critics often assume that Fielding is merely a ‘readerly’ writer, making readers ... More


Clarissa, Harry, and Their Child

Joel Sachs

in Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195108958
eISBN:
9780190268015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195108958.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Henry Cowell's parents, Henry Clayton Blackwood Cowell and Clara Davidson, who were married on February 25, 1893, in Oakland Township, California. Henry Cowell was born on ... More


Henry

Joel Sachs

in Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195108958
eISBN:
9780190268015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195108958.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Henry Cowell's childhood and early education. In 1914, Henry's mother Clarissa felt so driven by fate to document his development that although mortally ill, she began ... More


Years of Voyage

Joel Sachs

in Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195108958
eISBN:
9780190268015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195108958.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Henry Cowell's move from one city to another with his mother Clarissa in 1906, as they visited her relatives across the Midwest on their way to New York. The account of their ... More


The Turning Point

Joel Sachs

in Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195108958
eISBN:
9780190268015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195108958.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on how Henry Cowell's life changed suddenly and dramatically after he and his mother Clarissa arrived in Menlo Park, California, in 1910. While in Menlo Park, the young Henry ... More


Beginning Bi-coastal Life

Joel Sachs

in Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195108958
eISBN:
9780190268015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195108958.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Henry Cowell's life in California and New York. After two fruitless mastectomies, Henry's mother Clarissa sank into depression and died on May 15, 1916. Clarissa bequeathed to ... More


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