Clarissa’s Blog

Clarissa Harlowe in the Prison Room of the Sheriff's Office exhibited 1833 Charles Landseer 1799-1879 Presented by Robert Vernon 1847

Here you will find letters between Clarissa Harlowe and her correspondents, primarily Anna Howe, remediated as a blog. Within these letters, Clarissa narrates a view of the self as authentic and autonomous. We witness throughout her letters, as things go from bad to worse, the challenges of holding onto a coherent identity in the face of emotional and physical violence.

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