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You Might Be Wondering Why I Wrote Progress Reports While Reading “Clarissa” As If I Was On An Expedition

For several days on this blog, I talked about my progress reading Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady as if I was some sort of explorer on an expedition to uncharted regions. Real age of exploration … Continue reading

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Final Progress Report: Samuel Richardson’s “Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady”

I was so cold. It had been so long since I had eaten any food or felt any sensation in the flesh I had which remained. Still, I read onward in Clarissa until the very last page. Stranded in that … Continue reading

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Progress Report Fifth Full Day: Samuel Richardson’s “Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady”

The fifth full day of reading Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady leaves us very close to the end. Within two hundred pages. Still, food is almost nonexistent and I am barely alive. Oh, and the … Continue reading

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Progress Report Fourth Full Day: Samuel Richardson’s “Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady”

Here passes the fourth full day of reading Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady and the fortunes of our humble crew, what remains of it, continue to darken. We sped our path, going forward into Clarissa … Continue reading

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Progress Report Third Full Day: Samuel Richardson’s “Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady”

The fortunes of my crew and I have taken a dark turn for the worse on this third full day of reading Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady. The ship is destroyed and we are marooned … Continue reading

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Progress Report Second Full Day: Samuel Richardson’s “Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady”

On this second full day that I’ve been reading Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady, our situation has taken a turn for the perilous and befuddling. Not that we aren’t making good progress, we are about … Continue reading

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Progress Report First Full Day: Samuel Richardson’s “Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady”

Today marks the first full day that I’ve been reading Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady. Signs still look optimistic. We are 262 pages in and the crew has given no indication of going insane at … Continue reading

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