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RICHARDSON, S.: Clarissa (The History of a Young Lady, Vol. 1) (Unabridged)


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RICHARDSON, S.: Clarissa (The History of a Young Lady, Vol. 1) (Unabridged)

A milestone in the history of the novel, Samuel Richardson’s epistolary and elaborate Clarissa follows the life of a chaste young woman desperate to protect her virtue. When beautiful Clarissa Harlowe is forced to marry the rich but repulsive Mr Solmes, she refuses, much to her family’s chagrin. She escapes their persecution with the help of Mr Lovelace, a dashing and seductive rake, but soon finds herself in a far worse dilemma. Terrifying and enlightening, Clarissa weaves a tapestry of narrative experimentation into a gripping morality tale of good versus evil. The recording is divided into three volumes.



Disc 1

  Clarissa (Unabridged)
1.   Clarissa 00:00:27
2.   Preface 00:07:41
3.   Letter 1 00:06:54
4.   Letter 2 00:07:56
5.   In his third visit, Bella governed herself… 00:05:25
6.   Letter 3 00:09:40
7.   My uncle Hervey has a young gentleman… 00:05:48
8.   Letter 4 00:08:15
9.   This was his character from an enemy… 00:09:10
10.   Copy of the requested preamble… 00:03:05
11.   Letter 5 00:06:31


Disc 2

  Clarissa (Unabridged)
1.   Letter 6 00:09:17
2.   Letter 7 00:11:48
3.   Letter 8 00:08:35
4.   February 25, in the evening 00:05:47
5.   Letter 9 00:07:28
6.   Letter 10 00:09:51
7.   I communicated to my mother… 00:09:42
8.   Letter 11 00:05:51
9.   Letter 12 00:05:40


Disc 3

  Clarissa (Unabridged)
1.   That you and I, my dear, should love to write… 00:06:27
2.   Letter 13 00:08:49
3.   My uncle then gave one instance… 00:10:01
4.   But were there no other motive… 00:07:52
5.   Letter 14 00:03:45
6.   Letter 15 00:11:07
7.   Letter 16 00:10:14
8.   And then she withdrew into the next… 00:10:28


Disc 4

  Clarissa (Unabridged)
1.   What a dreadful saying is that! 00:06:31
2.   Letter 17 00:10:35
3.   I wept. She tenderly wiped the tears… 00:11:01
4.   In my answer, I absolutely declare… 00:09:35
5.   Letter 18 00:07:05
6.   Letter 19 00:11:58
7.   Letter 20 00:06:11
8.   I was speechless, absolutely speechless. 00:08:33


Disc 5

  Clarissa (Unabridged)
1.   Affected by my mother's goodness to me… 00:10:05
2.   Letter 21 00:13:32
3.   Letter 22 00:05:50
4.   Clarissa Harlowe to James Harlowe JNR 00:01:18
5.   James Harlowe JNR to Miss Clarissa Harlowe 00:01:03
6.   Thus, my dear Miss Howe… 00:00:11
7.   Letter 23 00:04:43
8.   Letter 24 00:00:21
9.   James Harlowe JNR to Miss Clarissa Harlowe 00:03:32
10.   Miss Clarissa Harlowe to James Harlowe JNR 00:00:36
11.   Letter 25 00:03:01
12.   Miss Clarissa Harlowe to Mrs Harlowe 00:04:00
13.   Wednesday morning 00:00:22
14.   Mrs Harlowe to Clarissa Harlowe 00:05:55
15.   Now, my dear, to proceed… 00:00:29
16.   Clarissa Harlowe to James Harlowe 00:01:18
17.   This is the answer, sent without superscription… 00:00:11
18.   James Harlowe to Clarissa Harlowe 00:01:16
19.   This angry letter was accompanied… 00:00:33
20.   Letter 26 00:08:39
21.   Letter 27 00:06:09


Disc 6

  Clarissa (Unabridged)
1.   'So much for his person.' 00:10:28
2.   She proceeded to praise Mr Lovelace's person… 00:07:03
3.   Letter 28 00:08:51
4.   Letter 29 00:03:22
5.   Clarissa Harlowe to James Harlowe JNR 00:04:42
6.   James Harlowe JNR to Miss Clarissa Harlowe 00:01:54
7.   Miss Clarissa Harlowe to Arabella Harlowe 00:03:24
8.   Arabella Harlowe to Miss Clarissa Harlowe 00:02:38
9.   I had in readiness a letter… 00:00:35
10.   Letter 30 00:06:19
11.   Letter 31 00:10:48
12.   And with revenge it shall glow! 00:10:45


Disc 7

  Clarissa (Unabridged)
1.   Thou art curious to know… 00:05:43
2.   Letter 32 00:00:23
3.   Miss Clarissa Harlowe to John Harlowe ESQ 00:05:58
4.   John Harlowe ESQ to Miss Clarissa Harlowe 00:02:44
5.   Clarissa Harlowe to Antony Harlowe ESQ 00:11:54
6.   Mr Antony Harlowe to Miss Clarissa Harlowe 00:09:26
7.   As to his sister; she threw herself away… 00:10:26
8.   Letter 33 00:01:02
9.   Miss Clarissa Harlowe to Roger Solmes ESQ 00:04:35
10.   Mr Roger Solmes ESQ to Miss Clarissa Harlowe 00:01:58
11.   Mr James Harlowe to Miss Clarissa Harlowe 00:02:54
12.   Letter 34 00:11:51
13.   Letter 35 00:04:42


Disc 8

  Clarissa (Unabridged)
1.   There never was a rogue… 00:02:58
2.   Letter 36 00:10:59
3.   How unhappy, my dear… 00:09:23
4.   The man's vehemence frightened me… 00:07:53
5.   Letter 37 00:10:04
6.   Letter 38 00:04:13
7.   Letter 39 00:09:06
8.   She had both my brother and sister… 00:08:46
9.   Letter 40 00:08:30


Disc 9

  Clarissa (Unabridged)
1.   When I have reflected upon the prohibition… 00:09:45
2.   But now to be a little more serious with you… 00:07:22
3.   Letter 41 00:00:39
4.   Mrs Harlowe to Miss Clarissa Harlowe 00:09:05
5.   Think for me, my dearest friend… 00:02:55
6.   James Harlowe ESQ to Clarissa Harlowe 00:01:24
7.   If this resolution be adhered to… 00:03:27
8.   Letter 42 00:10:16
9.   This was too low to move me… 00:09:03
10.   Miss Clarissa Harlowe to James Harlowe JNR 00:01:17
11.   And how do you think Bella employed herself… 00:03:21
12.   James Harlowe JNR to Miss Clarissa Harlowe 00:02:14
13.   There's a brother! 00:00:23
14.   Letter 43 00:09:45


Disc 10

  Clarissa (Unabridged)
1.   So, Clary, you are contriving an excuse… 00:04:51
2.   Letter 44 00:06:29
3.   Mr Lovelace's threatened vengeance… 00:06:18
4.   Letter 45 00:08:36
5.   She would have gone on still further… 00:08:28
6.   Letter 46 00:07:54
7.   Then I have a quarrel against his face… 00:07:45
8.   Letter 47 00:05:11
9.   You have chidden me… 00:07:15
10.   Letter 48 00:06:20
11.   Letter 49 00:04:23


Disc 11

  Clarissa (Unabridged)
1.   That as to the resumption… 00:05:41
2.   Letter 50 00:00:37
3.   James Harlowe JNR to Miss Clarissa Harlowe 00:04:20
4.   So here is the master - stroke… 00:01:12
5.   Miss Clarissa Harlowe to James Harlowe JNR 00:03:06
6.   When, my dear, you have read my answer… 00:00:08
7.   Letter 51 00:01:18
8.   Lady Charlotte Harlowe to Miss Clarissa Harlowe 00:00:20
9.   James Harlowe JNR to Miss Clarissa Harlowe 00:03:07
10.   Miss Clarissa Harlowe to James Harlowe JNR ESQ 00:03:30
11.   Betty tells me, my brother has taken my letter… 00:00:18
12.   Letter 52 00:00:26
13.   James Harlowe JNR to Miss Clarissa Harlowe 00:08:08
14.   I was so vexed when I came to the end… 00:02:14
15.   Letter 53 00:04:25
16.   Miss Clarissa Harlowe to Mr James Harlowe 00:07:43
17.   See, my dear, the force… 00:05:06
18.   Letter 54 00:00:25
19.   Miss Arabella Harlowe to Miss Clarissa Harlowe 00:01:56
20.   I transcribed this letter… 00:00:40
21.   Lady Charlotte Harlowe to Miss Clarissa Harlowe 00:00:41
22.   Give me, my dearest Miss Howe, your opinion… 00:07:03
23.   Letter 55 00:07:44


Disc 12

  Clarissa (Unabridged)
1.   Then am I utterly displeased with him. 00:04:36
2.   Letter 56 00:11:46
3.   Letter 57 00:07:28
4.   This is the substance of the letter… 00:08:03
5.   Written on the cover… 00:00:25
6.   Letter 58 00:11:09
7.   She then touched upon the moral character… 00:07:45
8.   Letter 59 00:03:31
9.   Mr Roger Solmes ESQ to Miss Clarissa Harlowe 00:01:28
10.   I have no manner of doubt… 00:00:33
11.   Miss Clarissa Harlowe to Roger Solmes ESQ 00:01:54
12.   Sunday night 00:00:15
13.   Mrs Dorothy Hervey to Miss Clarissa Harlowe 00:00:55
14.   Forbid to write to my aunt… 00:01:47
15.   Miss Clarissa Harlowe to John Harlowe ESQ 00:01:56
16.   Letter 60 00:00:39
17.   John Harlowe ESQ to Miss Clarissa Harlowe 00:06:07
18.   In about an hour after his kind letter… 00:00:33
19.   Miss Clarissa Harlowe to John Harlowe ESQ 00:02:40


Disc 13

  Clarissa (Unabridged)
1.   Monday noon 00:02:10
2.   Letter 61 00:06:05
3.   James Harlowe JNR to Miss Clarissa Harlowe 00:00:50
4.   I was vexed to the heart at this… 00:00:11
5.   Miss Clarissa Harlowe to John Harlowe ESQ 00:02:39
6.   Betty scrupled again… 00:07:08
7.   Letter 62 00:00:21
8.   John Harlowe ESQ to Miss Clarissa Harlowe 00:01:12
9.   To be carried away on Thursday… 00:10:21
10.   Letter 63 00:12:48
11.   Miss Clarissa Harlowe to John Harlowe ESQ 00:01:07
12.   I sent this down. 00:00:11
13.   John Harlowe ESQ to Miss Clarissa Harlowe 00:01:26
14.   After a very little deliberation… 00:00:28
15.   Miss Clarissa Harlowe to John Harlowe ESQ 00:01:01
16.   A reply is just sent me. 00:00:17
17.   John Harlowe ESQ to Miss Clarissa Harlowe 00:01:46
18.   This man have more terror at seeing me… 00:04:26
19.   Letter 64 00:01:53
20.   Robert Lovelace ESQ to Miss Clarissa Harlowe 00:05:26
21.   This is the answer I shall return. 00:04:54
22.   Letter 65 00:06:02


Disc 14

  Clarissa (Unabridged)
1.   The poor man looked at my mother. 00:07:09
2.   Letter 66 00:04:25
3.   Letter 67 00:06:15
4.   Letter 68 00:08:53
5.   By means of this supposed ingenuity… 00:06:54
6.   Letter 69 00:09:22
7.   These are reflections by which… 00:08:04
8.   Letter 70 00:04:45
9.   Letter 71 00:04:15
10.   Letter 72 00:03:54
11.   Letter 73 00:07:40


Disc 15

  Clarissa (Unabridged)
1.   I have written; and to this effect… 00:06:45
2.   Letter 74 00:07:11
3.   Letter 75 00:08:51
4.   Without suffering me to reply… 00:07:08
5.   Letter 76 00:04:27
6.   Letter 77 00:11:40
7.   Letter 78 00:12:54
8.   This, and before the man, who seemed... 00:13:03


Disc 16

  Clarissa (Unabridged)
1.   It was near an hour… 00:09:13
2.   My uncle was very much displeased… 00:10:57
3.   3 o'clock Wednesday morning 00:08:58
4.   He looked down; but was silent. 00:08:18
5.   I stopped him, as to the first part… 00:07:56
6.   Letter 79 00:08:03
7.   What a construction does your lively wit… 00:07:51
8.   Letter 80 00:10:52


Disc 17

  Clarissa (Unabridged)
1.   I have the pleasure to hear… 00:04:29
2.   Under the superscription, written with a pencil… 00:00:16
3.   Letter 81 00:11:31
4.   Letter 82 00:08:44
5.   Your third alternative, to meet and marry… 00:08:04
6.   Letter 83 00:11:08
7.   She withdrew; leaving me… 00:10:57
8.   Letter 84 00:10:01
9.   Letter 85 00:08:17


Disc 18

  Clarissa (Unabridged)
1.   I said, I was not well… 00:10:38
2.   Letter 86 00:05:20
3.   She describes it, in another letter… 00:00:19
4.   I added, by way of postscript… 00:04:36
5.   Letter 87 00:06:25
6.   But one thing, in your present situation… 00:06:57
7.   Letter 88 00:06:35
8.   Letter 89 00:07:41
9.   If you, my dear, think the issue… 00:06:21
10.   Letter 90 00:07:12
11.   Miss Dolly Hervey to Miss Clarissa Harlowe 00:03:26
12.   When I first read my cousin's letter… 00:03:27
13.   Letter 91 00:03:29


Disc 19

  Clarissa (Unabridged)
1.   I knew not, I said, the meaning… 00:11:27
2.   Letter 92 00:02:47
3.   Letter 93 00:03:05
4.   Letter 94 00:11:37
5.   And then he pathetically enumerated… 00:09:47
6.   I bid him rise… 00:09:54
7.   You know, my dear, that your Clarissa's mind… 00:06:43
8.   Letter 95 00:11:09
9.   Letter 96 00:04:51


Disc 20

  Clarissa (Unabridged)
1.   Letter 97 00:04:20
2.   Letter 98 00:09:43
3.   He was very attentive to all I said… 00:12:50
4.   He had the assurance… 00:08:26
5.   He bit his lip; arose; turned upon… 00:09:43
6.   Letter 99 00:09:28
7.   I believe - I believe… 00:10:15
8.   Letter 100 00:08:23


Disc 21

  Clarissa (Unabridged)
1.   All your acquaintance, you may suppose… 00:11:46
2.   Letter 101 00:09:04
3.   Letter 102 00:02:38
4.   Letter 103 00:02:13
5.   Upon the debate between the lady and him… 00:00:11
6.   All these, and still more mortifying things… 00:01:06
7.   To that part, where she tells him… 00:00:08
8.   Very true, my precious! 00:11:13
9.   Letter 104 00:05:22
10.   Letter 105 00:09:26
11.   Letter 106 00:08:26
12.   Letter 107 00:11:24


Disc 22

  Clarissa (Unabridged)
1.   Letter 108 00:10:29
2.   Letter 109 00:08:07
3.   Letter 110 00:07:56
4.   But I am not the accuser. 00:09:49
5.   Rinaldo, indeed, in Ariosto… 00:07:46
6.   Letter 111 00:06:49
7.   Letter 112 00:05:24
8.   Letter 113 00:08:21
9.   'I ordered the fellow, as I told you, Madam…' 00:07:21


Disc 23

  Clarissa (Unabridged)
1.   Letter 114 00:02:26
2.   Letter 115 00:01:20
3.   He here relates the conversation… 00:00:11
4.   What a capacity for glorious mischief… 00:04:19
5.   He then gives the particulars… 00:00:12
6.   Letter 116 00:09:19
7.   The divine grace, or favour, Mr Lovelace,… 00:10:35
8.   Letter 117 00:04:25
9.   He then acquaints his friend… 00:00:20
10.   Now, Belford, can it enter into thy leaden head… 00:05:21
11.   Letter 118 00:03:55
12.   When he comes to that part of his narrative… 00:00:11
13.   Now, Belford, canst thou imagine what I meant… 00:02:37
14.   He gives an account of the serious part… 00:00:15
15.   Is not this fair play 00:01:17
16.   He acknowledges that he was greatly affected… 00:00:13
17.   This lady says serious things… 00:01:09
18.   Letter 119 00:04:36
19.   Letter 120 00:06:17
20.   Letter 121 00:06:59
21.   It has always been your respectful way… 00:06:57


Disc 24

  Clarissa (Unabridged)
1.   O Sir, Sir! 00:05:54
2.   Letter 122 00:09:10
3.   Letter 123 00:12:17
4.   Letter 124 00:04:20
5.   Letter 125 00:09:45
6.   Letter 126 00:03:12
7.   Letter 127 00:00:56
8.   Saturday, Sunday, Monday 00:03:13
9.   When he comes to that part where the lady says… 00:00:17
10.   I could hardly forbear taking her… 00:01:16
11.   Mr Lovelace gives the following account… 00:00:11
12.   Darkness and light, I swore… 00:01:27
13.   He gives the rest of his vehement speech… 00:00:08
14.   I saw she was frighted… 00:03:08
15.   Mr Lovelace, beginning a new date… 00:00:48
16.   Thou seest, Belford, that my charmer… 00:05:23
17.   Mentioning that he had only hinted… 00:00:11
18.   I had a mind to alarm her… 00:02:03
19.   Letter 128 00:09:39


Disc 25

  Clarissa (Unabridged)
1.   I have written through many interruptions… 00:04:23
2.   Letter 129 00:02:33
3.   Letter 130 00:00:41
4.   Thomas Doleman to Robert Lovelace ESQ 00:06:35
5.   You will easily guess, my dear… 00:03:32
6.   Letter 131 00:00:27
7.   Thou knowest the widow… 00:07:11
8.   Letter 132 00:08:53
9.   Were indeed the mistress of a family… 00:09:35
10.   Letter 133 00:09:28
11.   Letter 134 00:04:37
12.   Letter 135 00:08:04
13.   Subjoined to the proceeding 00:01:30
14.   Letter 136 00:05:36


Disc 26

  Clarissa (Unabridged)
1.   I thought of your reprehensions… 00:05:18
2.   Letter 137 00:09:12
3.   He promised to be governed by me… 00:06:10
4.   Letter 138 00:00:25
5.   And now, Belford, what wilt thou say… 00:08:57
6.   Letter 139 00:11:26
7.   Letter 140 00:07:47
8.   As to the journey of little Titus… 00:12:35
9.   Letter 141 00:03:43
10.   Letter 142 00:07:26


Disc 27

  Clarissa (Unabridged)
1.   Letter 143 00:11:55
2.   Letter 144 00:10:55
3.   Letter 145 00:09:35
4.   Letter 146 00:01:45
5.   Letter 147 00:04:57
6.   Letter 148 00:08:22
7.   Letter 149 00:06:39
8.   Letter 150 00:06:21
9.   Letter 151 00:03:20
10.   Miss Clarissa Harlowe to Miss Anna Howe 00:00:23
11.   You assume, my dear, says she… 00:03:47
12.   To the second letter, among other things… 00:01:48


Disc 28

  Clarissa (Unabridged)
1.   Letter 152 00:05:46
2.   I did bring her back. 00:07:26
3.   Letter 153 00:07:13
4.   Letter 154 00:10:14
5.   Mr Lovelace sends another letter with this… 00:00:14
6.   Letter 155 00:11:47
7.   I perfectly raved at him. 00:10:11
8.   Letter 156 00:02:58
9.   Letter 157 00:08:29
10.   We had some talk about meals… 00:07:58

Total Playing Time: 33:40:32






Author(s):
Richardson, Samuel

Reader(s):
Bentinck, Anna; Foley, John; Gallagher, Teresa; May, Roger; Morse, Hayward; Panting, Paul; Pilkington, Nigel; Scarfe, Katie; Scott, Lucy; West, Samuel

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: NA0299

Barcode: 9781781981122

Physical Release: 06/2018

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