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Author: Jolene Zigarovich

Title: Courting Death

Subtitle: Necrophilia in Samuel Richardson's Clarissa

Journal: Studies in the Novel

Volume: 32

Issue: 2

Year: Summer 2000

Pages: 112-128

ISSN: 0039-3827 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern Historx: 18th Century | European History: English History | Cases: Offenders / Robert Lovelace; Cases: Victims / Clarissa Harlowe; Representations: Literary Texts / Samuel Richardson


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Author: Jolene Zigarovich, Department of Languages and Literatures, University of Northern Iowa

Abstract: »Explores the use of necrophilia in Samuel Richardson's novel 'Clarissa.' Definition of the role of the death-in-love theme in eighteenth-century social thought; Use of death images to reveal the complexity of his characters, Lovelace and Clarissa; Details of the necrophilic tendencies of Lovelace and Clarissa's participation in them.« (Source: EBSCOhost)

Reprint: Zigarovich, Jolene. »Courting Death: Necrophilia in Samuel Richardson's ClarissaSex and Death in Eighteenth-Century Literature. Edited by Jolene Zigarovich. New York 2013: 76-102. – Bibliographic Entry: Info

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