4) Samuel Richardson
, Clarissa, or, The History of a Young Lady, ed.
Teachers considering assigning the demanding, often-confusing novels of Samuel Richardson
now have a fine in-depth gathering of analyses, opinions and insights from a group of contributors who know his works well.
was born in 1689 and lived for seventy-two years.
296 (to Lady Bradshaigh, 25 February 1754); see also his letter to Clairaut of 12 September 1755, cited by Eaves and Kimpel, Samuel Richardson
Alexander Pope and Samuel Richardson
aren't half as romantic as Shakespeare.
Like Samuel Richardson
, Chamoiseau evokes a divided community of talkers, in which some are incomprehensible to others, or one group pretends not to understand another (or pretends to understand another).
In their massive biography of Samuel Richardson
Thomas Turner, Eliza Haywood and Samuel Richardson
participated in this language community: they read some similar texts, they even read some of each others' texts, and those that they wrote reveal many similarities.
For all his versatility and range, Henry Fielding was in one respect no match for two of his most celebrated addressees, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and Samuel Richardson
In the year in which he issued a hugely revised new edition of his novel Clarissa, Samuel Richardson
wrote to his most devoted correspondent, Lady Dorothy Bradshaigh, about the demands made of him by his readers.
In a particularly long digression, she chastizes Samuel Richardson
for "playing light" (179) with the seduction and mistreatment of Clarissa, indicating clearly her belief that his novel is a comedy rather than a tragedy; one wonders how carefully Shefer read Clarissa before taking issue with Richardson.
He wanted to turn away from the "common life" of Samuel Richardson
and chose medieval Italy, a locale that became common in later works and offered haunted castles, abbeys, mysterious monks, family secrets, and ancient curses as convenient subject matter.