Tag Archives: Samuel Richardson

death is my independence

The dissolute rake falling for the pure virgin is a classic romance trope. In Romancelandia it means watching a man beyond redemption become redeemed through love. In the original rake/virgin novel…not so much. Clarissa, written in 1748,┬áis the story of … Continue reading

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