Clarissa: Or the History of a Young Lady (Penguin Classics)
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Clarissa

by Samuel Richardson

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Characters

  • Miss Clarissa Harlowe: title character
  • James Harlowe, Sr.: Clarissa's father
  • Lady Charlotte Harlowe: Clarissa's mother
  • James Harlowe, Jr.: Clarissa's brother, bitter enemy of Robert Lovelace.
  • Miss Arabella Harlowe: Clarissa's older sister
  • John Harlowe: Clarissa's uncle (her father's elder brother)
  • Antony Harlowe: Clarissa's uncle (her father's younger brother)
  • Roger Solmes: a wealthy man whom Clarissa's parents wish her to marry
  • Mrs. Hervey: Clarissa's mother (Lady Charlotte Harlowe)'s half-sister
  • Dolly Hervey: daughter of Mrs. Hervey
  • Mrs. Norton: Clarissa's nurse, an unhappy widow
  • Colonel Morden: a man of fortune, closely related to the Harlowe family
  • Miss Howe: Clarissa's best friend and companion
  • Mrs. Howe: the mother of Miss Howe
  • Mr. Hickman: Miss Howe's suitor
  • Dr. Lewin: one of Clarissa's educators, a divine of great piety and learning
  • Dr. H: a physician
  • Mr. Elias Brand: young clergyman
  • Robert Lovelace: the villain and pursuer of Clarissa
  • John Belford: a close friend of Mr. Lovelace
  • Lord M.: Mr. Lovelace's uncle
  • Lady Sarah Sadleir: half-sister of Lord M., widow, lady of honour and fortune
  • Lady Betty Lawrance: half-sister of Lord M., widow, lady of honour and fortune
  • Miss Charlotte: niece of Lord M., maiden lady of character
  • Patty Montague: niece of Lord M., maiden lady of character
  • Richard Mowbray: libertine, gentleman, companion of Mr. Lovelace
  • Thomas Doleman: libertine, gentleman, companion of Mr. Lovelace
  • James Tourville: libertine, gentleman, companion of Mr. Lovelace
  • Thomas Belton: libertine, gentleman, companion of Mr. Lovelace
  • Capt. Tomlinson: the assumed named of a pander that aids Mr. Lovelace
  • Mrs. Moore: a widowed gentlewoman, keeping a lodging-house at Hampstead
  • Miss Rawlins: a notable young gentlewoman in Hampstead
  • Mrs. Bevis: a lively widow in Hampstead
  • Mrs. Sinclair: the pretended name of a private brothel keeper in London
  • Sally Martin: assistant of, and partner with, Mrs. Sinclair
  • Polly Horton: assistant of, and partner with, Mrs. Sinclair
  • Joseph Leman: servant
  • William Summers: servant
  • Hannah Burton: servant
  • Betty Barnes: servant
  • Dorcas Wykes: servant

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