Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2018

192 Pages

7.8 x 5.0 inches

ISBN: 9781526113986

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Samuel Richardson and the theory of tragedy

Clarissa's caesuras

First Edition

J. A. Smith

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Provides a bold interpretation and guided tour of Samuel Richardson's masterpiece of tragedy in the novel, Clarissa
  • Introduces readers to a theory of tragedy drawn from philosophers such as Hölderlin, Nietzsche, and Lacan
  • Reignites debates about how eighteenth-century literature can continue to inform and challenge how we think today
  • Situates Clarissa alongside other works in Richardson's oeuvre, form his earliest conduct writing to his last finished novel, Sir Charles Grandison
  • Now available in paperback

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