Free Shipping on Order Over $60
AfterPay Available
Richardson's 'Clarissa' and the Eighteenth-Century Reader

Richardson's 'Clarissa' and the Eighteenth-Century Reader

by Tom Keymer

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 24/06/2004

RRP  $58.95 $56.75
      Please Note: We will source your item through a special order. Generally sent within 120 days.
Written as a collection of letters in which very different accounts of the action are unsupervised by sustained authorial comment, Richardson's novel Clarissa offers an extreme example of the capacity of narrative to give the reader final responsibility for resolving or construing meaning. It is paradoxical then that its author was a writer committed to avowedly didactic goals. Tom Keymer counters the tendency of recent critics to suggest that Clarissa's textual indeterminacy defeats these goals by arguing that Richardson pursues subtler and more generous means of educating his readers by making them 'if not Authors, Carvers' of the text. Discussing Richardson's use of the epistolary form throughout his career, Keymer goes on to focus in detail on the three instalments in which Clarissa was first published, drawing on the documented responses of its first readers to illuminate his technique as a writer and set the novel in its contemporary ethical, political and ideological context.
ISBN:
9780521604406
9780521604406
Category:
Literary studies: fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
24-06-2004
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
296
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x17mm
Weight:
0.44kg

Our Australian supplier has this title on order.  You can place a backorder for this title now and we will ship it to you when it becomes available. 

While we are unable to provide a delivery estimate, most backorders will be delivered within 120 days. If we are informed by our supplier that the title is no longer available during this time, we will cancel and refund you for this item.  Likewise, if no delivery estimate has been provided within 120 days, we will contact our supplier for an update.  If there is still no delivery estimate we will then cancel the item and provided you with a refund.

If we are able to secure you a copy of the title, our supplier will despatch it to our Sydney warehouse.  Once received we make sure it is in perfect condition and then despatch it to you via the Australia Post eParcel service, which includes online tracking.  You will receive a shipping notice from us when this occurs.

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review Richardson's 'Clarissa' and the Eighteenth-Century Reader.