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Published: 18 January 2010

288 Pages | 47 black-and-white halftones

ISBN: 9780199566693

Bookseller Code (06)

Clarissa's Painter

Portraiture, Illustration, and Representation in the Novels of Samuel Richardson

Lynn Shepherd

Oxford English Monographs

  • A generously-illustrated study of Richardson's novels in the context of eighteenth-century portraiture
  • Includes detailed textual analysis of Clarissa, Pamela, and Sir Charles Grandison
  • Provides a useful summary of the current state of criticism on eighteenth-century portraiture, and the growing body of interest in the phenomenon of 'visual culture' in England at the time
  • Concludes by looking forward to Jane Austen, offering a fascinating link between Richardson and his most obvious literary heir, and illuminating many elements of Mansfield Park