Keeping up with…Clarissa. Where the Reality TV generation meets the 18th century…Thank you, Pippa Rathborne!

We are so much closer to the 18th century than the gap of years, fashion choices and sanitary inventions suggests…

via the Last Post, another side of actress, Pippa Rathborne

 

Heiligendamm by Martin Huebscher © 2008

Heiligendamm by Martin Huebscher © 2008

Clarissa is an enormous book of approximately 970,000 words – the author himself was worried about the length. The size and weight of the Penguin Classics edition is a deterrent to picking it up, let alone read; it is an epistolary novel – 537 letters followed by a postscript – and the word epistolary is itself a turn-off in this emailing, Tweeting world…

via the Last Post, another side of actress, Pippa Rathborne

 

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