Barton, Clara

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Barton, Clara

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U.S. nurse, 1821–1912. Founder of the American National Red Cross. She aided the wounded in the Civil War and was a contemporary of Florence Nightingale.
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Another was Clarissa Harlowe Barton, born in Oxford, who risked her life to bring supplies and support to soldiers in the field during the Civil War.
11) On the pragmatic scale of 3,000-page novels, Samuel Richardson's Clarissa Harlowe (1747-1748) is an excellent example of the former, Proust's A la recherche of the latter--and in fewer pages, Zola (and, as Eliot would have it, Lawrence).
Cass's past and destiny are encoded and prescripted in her name, and the passage places her within Clarissa: The Clarissa for whom love is still "on the road but not yet at the gates" recalls a Clarissa Harlowe yet to be abducted and raped by Lovelace, yet to make her fatal rendezvous at the gates of her father's garden.