Anger, Guilt & the Psychology of the Self in "Clarissa"

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Samuel Richardson's highly acclaimed "Clarissa," commonly read as a courtship novel, is in fact a story about the transaction between Robert Lovelace, a pathological narcissist, and Clarissa Harlowe, his victim, whom he idealizes, yet is compelled to destroy. "Anger, Guilt, and the Psychology of the Self in 'Clarissa'" shows the narcissistic self-structure that explains Lovelace's anger and need for revenge. It shows, too, the process by which, after being raped, Clarissa reconstructs her self through penitential mourning ...

Anger, Guilt & the Psychology of the Self in "Clarissa" 1999, Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften, New York

ISBN-13: 9780820441603

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