Preface, Letters 1-10 dated January 10th through February 27th | Letters 11-21 dated March 1st through March 4th* Clarissa Harlowe is a virtuous young woman, and Miss Howe is her best friend. * Mr. Lovelace courts Clarissa's sister, Arabella, who says no when he proposes. * Lovelace falls in love with Clarissa and asks permission to court her. * After a short time, the Harlowes decide to keep Clarissa apart from Lovelace. * The Harlowes decide that Clarissa should marry Mr. Solmes. * Clarissa can not stand Mr. Solmes and refuses to marry him. * Clarissa tells Miss Howe she is not in love with Lovelace. * James and Uncle Antony hire spies to watch Lovelace. * Lovelace finds out about the spies and vows revenge. * Mr. Harlowe offers Clarissa rewards if she marries Solmes and threatens his displeasure if she doesn't. * Clarissa admits to her mother that she is corresponding with Lovelace. * Clarissa is forbidden to...
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