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Reason and religion in Clarissa : Samuel Richardson and 'the famous Mr. Norris, of Bemerton'

Author: Derek Taylor
Publisher: Farnham, UK : Ashgate, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Departing from traditional Lockean readings of Clarissa, E. Derek Taylor offers a new interpretation informed by the writings of Locke's first critic, John Norris. Alluded to throughout Richardson's novel, Norris's philosophical and religious ideas provide the rhetorical grounding for Clarissa, while the arguments on behalf of women by early feminists like Mary Astell (an intellectual ally of Norris) supply the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Taylor, Derek (E. Derek).
Reason and religion in Clarissa.
Farnham, UK : Ashgate, ©2009
(DLC) 2008029301
Named Person: Samuel Richardson; Samuel Richardson; Samuel Richardson
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Taylor
ISBN: 9780754665311 0754665313 9780754695875 0754695875 128205452X 9781282054523
OCLC Number: 322495595
Description: 1 online resource (171 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The End of Clarissa; 1 Un-Locke-ing Samuel Richardson; 2 Mary Astell, Elizabeth Carter, Clarissa Harlowe, and other "Descendants" of Norris; 3 Out-Norrised; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: E. Derek Taylor.

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What distinguishes Clarissa from Samuel Richardson's other novels is Richardson's unique awareness of how his plot would end. This title documents how John Norris' ideas provided Richardson with a  Read more...

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