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Clarissa Harlowe, or the History of a Young Lady - Volume 3

Samuel Richardson

Clarissa Harlowe, is the tragic heroine of this story, she is a beautiful and virtuous young lady whose family has become wealthy only recently and now desires to become part of the aristocracy. Originally they planned to concentrate the wealth and lands of the Harlowe's into the possession of James Harlowe, Clarissa's brother whose wealth and political power will lead to his being given a title. Clarissa's grandfather has left her a substantial piece of property upon his death, and a new route to the nobility opens through Clarissa marrying Robert Lovelace, heir to an earldom. James's response is to provoke a duel with Lovelace, who is seen thereafter as the family's enemy. James also proposes that Clarissa marry Roger Solmes, who is willing to trade properties with James to concentrate James's holdings and speed his becoming Lord Harlowe. The family agrees and attempts to force Clarissa to marry Solmes, whom she finds physically disgusting as well as boorish. The story continues to twist and turn through a series of letters written between two women, two men and a variety of other characters which continues throughout the 9 volumes of the book. (Summary by Michele Eaton)

Clarissa Harlowe, is the tragic heroine of this story, she is a beautiful and virtuous young lady whose family has become wealthy only recently and now desires to become part of the aristocracy. Originally they planned to concentrate the wealth and lands of the Harlowe's into the possession of James Harlowe, Clarissa's brother whose wealth and political power will lead to his being given a title. Clarissa's grandfather has left her a substantial piece of property upon his death, and a new route to the nobility opens through Clarissa marrying Robert Lovelace, heir to an earldom. James's response is to provoke a duel with Lovelace, who is seen thereafter as the family's enemy. James also proposes that Clarissa marry Roger Solmes, who is willing to trade properties with James to concentrate James's holdings and speed his becoming Lord Harlowe. The family agrees and attempts to force Clarissa to marry Solmes, whom she finds physically disgusting as well as boorish. The story continues to twist and turn through a series of letters written between two women, two men and a variety of other characters which continues throughout the 9 volumes of the book. (Summary by Michele Eaton)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Clarissa Harlowe, is the tragic heroine of this story, she is a beautiful and virtuous young lady whose family has become wealthy only recently and now desires to become part of the aristocracy. Originally they planned to concentrate the wealth and lands of the Harlowe's into the possession of James Harlowe, Clarissa's brother whose wealth and political power will lead to his being given a title. Clarissa's grandfather has left her a substantial piece of property upon his death, and a new route to the nobility opens through Clarissa marrying Robert Lovelace, heir to an earldom. James's response is to provoke a duel with Lovelace, who is seen thereafter as the family's enemy. James also proposes that Clarissa marry Roger Solmes, who is willing to trade properties with James to concentrate James's holdings and speed his becoming Lord Harlowe. The family agrees and attempts to force Clarissa to marry Solmes, whom she finds physically disgusting as well as boorish. The story continues to twist and turn through a series of letters written between two women, two men and a variety of other characters which continues throughout the 9 volumes of the book. (Summary by Michele Eaton)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

13h 23m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:07


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:39


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

54:11


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

59:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:42


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:57


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:50


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:11


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

22:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

26:50


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:47


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:45


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:37


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

27:02


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:13


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

16:46


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:30


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

13:38


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:46


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:17


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

15:07


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:48


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

14:05


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:22


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

19:39


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

13:20


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:45


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

12:54


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

11:38


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

21:13


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:05


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

11:22


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

18:48


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:18


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:33


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

11:37


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

12:45


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

13:09


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:29


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:55


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:45


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:50


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:12


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

11:30


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

12:48


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:21


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

10:01