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The Resource Richardson's Clarissa and the eighteenth-century reader, Tom Keymer, (electronic resource)

Richardson's Clarissa and the eighteenth-century reader, Tom Keymer, (electronic resource)

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Richardson's Clarissa and the eighteenth-century reader
Title
Richardson's Clarissa and the eighteenth-century reader
Statement of responsibility
Tom Keymer
Title variation
Richardson's 'Clarissa' & the Eighteenth-Century Reader
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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.--
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UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keymer, Tom
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge studies in eighteenth-century English literature and thought
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
  • ACLS Humanities E-Book
Series volume
13
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Richardson, Samuel
  • Authors and readers
  • Books and reading
  • Women and literature
  • Epistolary fiction, English
  • Rape victims in literature
  • Reader-response criticism
Label
Richardson's Clarissa and the eighteenth-century reader, Tom Keymer, (electronic resource)
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511553493
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 270 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511553493
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)558422870
Label
Richardson's Clarissa and the eighteenth-century reader, Tom Keymer, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511553493
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 270 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511553493
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)558422870

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