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Clarissa - Letters 395-415 dated August 5th through August 20th Summary & Analysis

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Letters 395-415 dated August 5th through August 20th Summary

Clarissa responds to Lord M and the ladies of Mr. Lovelace's family rejecting their offer of an allowance and expressing her concern that they will have less control over Mr. Lovelace if he is banished from their presence. Mr. Lovelace complains that Clarissa's letter disappoints him and injures his pride. His family banishes him from their presence. He is very angry that Mr. Belford shows Clarissa extracts of his letters and declares that Mr. Belford will not be Clarissa's executor because no man but himself can ever be anything to Clarissa. He decides to write Clarissa and determines to visit her if she does not respond. Mr. Lovelace begs Clarissa for forgiveness and to marry him, promising that his future conduct will justify his present vows. He threatens to...

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