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Bronfen, Elizabeth. Over Her Dead Body: Death, Feminnity and the Aesthetic. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1992. Print.

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Among the finest feminist-psychoanalytic accounts. Bronfen is especially fine on the theme of death of the heroine. Her consideration of Clarissa/em> is found in Part II, Ch. 6, pp. 95-99, and Part II,. Ch. 8, pp. 141-51.

Warner, William Beatty. Reading Clarissa: The Struggles of Interpretation . New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1979. Print.

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Takes Lovelace's side of the struggle.

Kahn, Madeleine.“Richardson and Clarissa: The Author As Reader.” Narrative Transvestism: Rhetoric and Gender in the Eighteenth-Century English Novel. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1991. 103-150. Print.

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A classic commentary on the aims and ethics of Richardson's construction of feminine identity in terms of the establishment of patriarchal hegemony.

Castle, Terry. Clarissa’s Ciphers: Meaning and Disruption in Richardson’s Clarissa. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1982. Print.

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Eagleton, Terry. The Rape of Clarissa: Writing, Sexuality and Class Struggle in Samuel Richardson. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1982. Print.

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Gillis, Christina Marsden. The Paradox of Privacy: Epistolary Form in Clarissa. Miami, FL: University Presses of Florida, 1984. Print.

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Keymer, Thomas. Richardson’s Clarissa and the Eighteenth-Century Reader. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992. Print.

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Frega, Donnalee. Speaking in Hunger: Gender, Discourse, and Consumption in Clarissa. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1998. Print.

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Braudy, Leo.“Penetration and Impenetrability in Clarissa.” New Aspects of the Eighteenth Century: Essays from the English Institute. Ed. Philip Harth. New York: Columbia University Press, 1974. Print.

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Bueler, Lois E. Clarissa’s Plots. London: Associated University Presses, 1994. Print.

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Mullan, John. Sentiment and Sociability: The Language of Feeling in the Eighteenth Century. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1990. Print.

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Ellis, Markman. The Politics of Sensibility: Race, Gender and Commerce in the Sentimental Novel. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. Print.

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Hill, Christopher.“Clarissa Harlowe and Her Times.” Essays in Criticism 5 (1955): n. pag. Print.

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Very influential and widely reprinted.

Gwilliam, Tassie.“’Like Tiresias’: Metamorphosis and Gender in Clarissa.” Novel 19 (1986): n. pag. Print.

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Keymer, Thomas.“Clarissa’s Death, Clarissa’s Sale, and the Text of the Second Edition.” Review of English Studies 45 (1994): n. pag. Print.

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Stuber, Florian.“On Fathers and Authority in Clarissa.” Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900 25 (1985): n. pag. Print.

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Wilt, Judith.“’He Could Go No Farther: A Modest Proposal about Lovelace and Clarissa.” PMLA 92 (1997): n. pag. Print.

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Wendt, Alan.“Clarissa’s Coffin.” Philological Quarterly: a Journal Devoted to Scholarly Investigation in the Classical and Modern Lan 39 (1960): n. pag. Print.

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Winner, Anthony.“Richardson’s Lovelace: Character and Prediction.” Texas Studies in Literature and Language 14 (1972): n. pag. Print.

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Bean, Brenda.“Sight and Self-Disclosure: Richardson’s Revision of Swift’s The Lady’s Dressing Room.” Eighteenth-Century Life 14 (1990): n. pag. Print.

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McCrea, Brian.“Clarissa’s Pregnancy and the Fate of Patriarchal Power.” Eighteenth-Century Fiction 9 (1997): n. pag. Print.

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Gunn, Daniel P.“Is Clarissa Bourgois Art?.” Eighteenth-Century Fiction 10 (1997): n. pag. Print.

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Henseley, David C.“Thomas Edwards and the Dialectics of Clarissa’s Death Scene.” Eighteenth-Century Life 16 (1999): n. pag. Print.

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Taylor, Derek.“Clarissa Harlowe, Mary Astell, and Elizabeth Carter: John Norris of Bemerton’s Female ’Descendants’.” Eighteenth-Century Fiction 12 (1999): n. pag. Print.

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Wehrs, Donald R.“Irony, Storytelling and the Conflict of Interpretation in Clarissa.” ELH 53 (1986): n. pag. Print.

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Murray, Douglas.“Classical Myth in Richardson’s Clarissa: Ovid Revised.” Eighteenth-Century Fiction 3 (1991): n. pag. Print.

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Harries, Elizabeth W.“Fragments and Mastery: Dora and Clarissa.” Eighteenth-Century Fiction 5 (1993): n. pag. Print.

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Ostovich, Helen M.“’Our Views Must Now Be Different’: Imprisonment and Friendship in Clarissa.” MLQ 52 (1991): n. pag. Print.

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Aikins, Janet.“’A Plot Discover’d’; Or, The Uses of Venice Preserv’d Within Clarissa.” University of Toronto Quarterly 55 (1986): n. pag. Print.

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Harris, Jocelyn.“Protean Lovelace.” Eighteenth-Century Fiction 2 (1990): n. pag. Print.

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Dussinger, John A.“Conscience and the Pattern of Christian Perfection in Clarissa.” PMLA 81 (1966): n. pag. Print.

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Carroll, John.“Lovelace As Tragic Hero.” University of Toronto Quarterly 42 (1972): n. pag. Print.

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Traugott, John.“Molesting Clarissa.” Novel 15 (1982): n. pag. Print.

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Lamb, Jonathan.“The Fragmentation of Originals and Clarissa.” Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900 28 (1988): n. pag. Print.

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Loesberg, Jonathan.“Allegory and Narrative in Clarissa.” Novel 15 (1981): n. pag. Print.

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Lee, Joy Kyunghae.“The Commodification of Virtue: Chastity and the Virginal Body in Richardson’s Clarissa.” Eighteenth-Century: Theory and Interpretation 36 (1995): n. pag. Print.

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Hinton, Laura.“The Heroine’s Subjection: Clarissa, Sadomasochism, and Natural Law.” Eighteenth-Century Studies 32 (1999): n. pag. Print.

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Chaber, Lois.“A ’Fatal Attraction’? The BBC and Clarissa.” Eighteenth-Century Fiction 4 (1992): n. pag. Print.

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Doody, Margaret Anne.“Disguise and Personality in Richardson’s Clarissa.” Eighteenth-Century Life 12 (1988): n. pag. Print.

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