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Clarissa's ciphers : meaning & disruption in Richardson's "Clarissa"

Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Cornell University Press, 1982.
Series: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As Samuel Richardson's 'exemplar to her sex', Clarissa in the eponymous novel published in 1748 is the paradigmatic female victim. In Clarissa's Ciphers, Terry Castle delineates the ways in which, in a world where only voice carries authority, Clarissa is repeatedly silenced, both metaphorically and literally. A victim of rape, she is first a victim of hermeneutic abuse. Drawing on feminist criticism and  Read more...
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Castle, Terry.
Clarissa's ciphers.
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1982
(DLC) 82002460
(OCoLC)8281631
Named Person: Samuel Richardson; Samuel Richardson; SAMUEL RICHARDSON
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
ISBN: 1501706942 9781501706943 9781501707148 1501707140
OCLC Number: 962189199
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction --
1. Clarissa by halves --
2. Discovering reading --
3. Reading the letter, reading the world --
4. Interrupting "Miss Clary" --
5. Denatured signs --
6. The voyage out --
7. The death of the author: Clarissa's coffin --
8. The death of the author: Richardson and the reader --
9. Epilogue: The reader lives.
Series Title: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: Terry Castle.

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As Samuel Richardson's 'exemplar to her sex,' Clarissa in the eponymous novel published in 1748 is the paradigmatic female victim. In Clarissa's Ciphers, Terry Castle delineates the ways in which, in  Read more...

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