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Author Castle, Terry, author.

Title Clarissa's ciphers : meaning & disruption in Richardson's "Clarissa" / Terry Castle.

Publication Info. Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, 1982.


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Series Book collections on Project MUSE.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Description based on print version record.
Contents Introduction -- 1. Clarissa by halves -- 2. Discovering reading -- 3. Reading the letter, reading the world -- 4. Interrupting "Miss Clary" -- 5. Denatured signs -- 6. The voyage out -- 7. The death of the author: Clarissa's coffin -- 8. The death of the author: Richardson and the reader -- 9. Epilogue: The reader lives.
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Summary "As Samuel Richardson's 'exemplar to her sex', Clarissa in the eponymous novel published in 1748 is the paradigmatic female victim. In Clarissa's Ciphers, Terry Castle delineates the ways in which, in a world where only voice carries authority, Clarissa is repeatedly silenced, both metaphorically and literally. A victim of rape, she is first a victim of hermeneutic abuse. Drawing on feminist criticism and hermeneutic theory, Castle examines the question of authority in the novel. By tracing the patterns of abuse and exploitation that occur when meanings are arbitrarily and violently imposed, she explores the sexual politics of reading."--Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
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Subject Richardson, Samuel, 1689-1761. Clarissa.
Richardson, Samuel, 1689-1761. Clarissa.
Richardson, Samuel, 1689-1761. Clarissa.
Clarissa (Richardson, Samuel) (OCoLC)fst01356137
Epistolary fiction, English -- History and criticism.
Women and literature -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Rape victims in literature.
Reader-response criticism.
Women in literature.
Femmes dans la littérature.
Esthétique de la réception.
Femmes et littérature -- Angleterre -- Histoire -- 18e siècle.
Victimes de viol dans la littérature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Epistolary fiction, English (OCoLC)fst00914325
Rape victims in literature (OCoLC)fst01090040
Reader-response criticism (OCoLC)fst01090552
Women and literature (OCoLC)fst01177093
England (OCoLC)fst01219920
Chronological Term 1700-1799
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Clarissa's ciphers Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1982 0801414954 (DLC) 82002460
ISBN 1501706934
9781501706936 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000060413219
GBVCP 871326396

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