THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Samuel Richardson Literary Criticism

Pamela

A chapter from Licensing Entertainment: The Elevation of Novel Reading in Britain, 1684-1750 by William B. Warner examining this text in relation to the rise of the novel.
A paper by Bonnie Blackwell, an assistant professor at Texas Christian University, examining Richardson's novel in relation to childbirth in the eighteenth-century, as well as responding to Foucault's work on this subject in his 'The Birth of the Clinic'.
An essay by Marion Lopez-Burette, an English professor, looking at the subject of rebellion in Richardson's novel and Jane Eyre.

Clarissa

An essay by Clare Sims examining the factors comprising the nature of repentance in this novel, with reference to critical assessments of the narrative by James H Maddox, Rosemary Bechler and others.