Saturday, May 20, 2017

suspicious suspicions

In volume 7 of Clarissa, my suspicions about something that went on between Lovelace and Clarissa were confirmed.  I am not going to get into much detail so as not to spoil it for anyone (Marissa) who may eventually attempt to slog through all 9 volumes of this book.  But Richardson was quite smart to set up this book in this style as a series of letters.  We have a whole posse of unreliable narrators here.  Richardson was also able to tackle difficult topics in a way that did not offend the sensibilities of his readers.

Clarissa is sick.  Will she recover?  Will her family ever forgive her?  Let's find out as we dive into volume 8.