Clarissa: or, The History of a Young Lady: Comprehending the Most Important Concerns of Private Life. And Particularly Shewing, the Distresses That May Attend the Misconduct Both of Parents and Children, in Relation to Marriage, 7 volumes, 1747-48

The History of Sir Charles Grandison. In a Series of Letters. Publish'd from the Originals, by the Editor of Pamela and Clarissa, 7 volumes, 1753-54

Other Writings: correspondence, political pamphlets, an instructional manual for letter writing (Letters Written to and for Particular Friends, 1741), and a guide for young men entering the world of commerce (Apprentice's Vade Mecum, 1733)' Further Reading Braudy, Leo, "Penetration and Impenetrability in Clarissa," in

New Approaches to Eighteenth-Century Literature: Selected Papers from the English Institute, edited by Phillip Harth, New York: Columbia University Press, 1974

Castle, Terry, Clarissa's Ciphers: Meaning and Disruption in Richardson's Clarissa, Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1982

Duncan Eaves, T.e., and Ben D. Kimpel, Samuel Richardson: A Biography, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971

Eagleton, Terry, The Rape of Clarissa: Writing, Sexuality and Class Struggle in Samuel Richardson, Oxford: Blackwell, and Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1982

Ferguson, Frances, "Rape and the Rise of the Novel," Representations 20 (1987)

Goldberg, Rita, Sex and Enlightenment: Women in Richardson and Diderot, Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1984

Kinkead-Weekes, Mark, Samuel Richardson: Dramatic Novelist, Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, and London: Methuen, 1973

McKillop, Alan Dugald, Samuel Richardson: Printer and Novelist, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 193 6

Sale, William Merrit, Jr., Samuel Richardson: A Bibliographical Record of His Literary Career with Historical Notes, New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 1936

Smith, Sarah W.R., Samuel Richardson: A Reference Guide, Boston: Hall, 1984

Warner, William Beatty, Reading Clarissa: The Struggles of Interpretation, New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 1979

Watt, Ian, The Rise of the Novel: Studies in Defoe, Richardson and Fielding, Berkeley: University of California Press, and London: Chattoand Windus, 1957

Zomchick, John, Family and the Law in Eighteenth-Century Fiction: The Public Conscience in the Private Sphere, Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993

As a well-known novelist and prominent critic of cultural and political nationalism, Mordecai Richler is perhaps Canada's foremost contemporary writer and certainly one of its most controversial. For more than 40 years, his ten novels and nearly 500 journalistic pieces have earned him both rabid denunciations and enthusiastic praise. His detractors argue that he dislikes Jews, les Quebecois, and Canadians, and ridicules them without restraint, while his admirers champion his works as superb entertainments that, although seasoned with black humor and satiric bite, are ultimately concerned with affirming moral responsibility.