I’ve posted before on the whole issue of how much of a character’s thoughts, feelings, and general inner life to reveal in a book – is it more intriguing to have one laid bare – or one who retains an element of mystery? However much of the character one chooses to reveal is all, of … Continue reading To Write from the First, Third or even, the Second Person Point of View?
I finally finished 'Clarissa' a couple of weeks ago. It's an incredibly long read, and sometimes a tedious one. Richardson never writes fifty words when five hundred will do,and he just loved to tell not show. His moral expostulations that so amused Coleridge are even more in evidence here than in Pamela: the moral conflict … Continue reading Review of Samual Richardson’s Clarissa
My Family's Heart Book Reviews are running a book tour for my book 'Ravensdale' this week. I'd like to thank Tonya and Everyone. Here's an extract from 'Ravensdale'. Mr Fox stole towards a back garden separated from the park by a ha-ha*. Jumping the ditch, he vanished amongst the shrubs and bushes. Longface, following more … Continue reading My Family’s Herat Book Tour and Extract from ‘Ravensdale’
When it comes to a complicated main character, a character who is according to E M Forster’s categorisation rounded as distinct from flat, I don’t need to look any further than the novel I’ve been reading recently, ‘Clarissa’ by Samuel Richardson.. She is a fascinating creation, in some ways a rounded character, vividly portrayed as … Continue reading Clarissa -Richardson’s Saintly Heroine – Rounded Heroine Minus Bodily Urges