Show More The Rapes of Lucretia: A Myth and Its Transformation by Ian Donaldson.
Oxford, 203 pp., £15, October 1982, 0 19 812638 7Show More
The Rape of Clarissa by Terry Eagleton.
Blackwell, 109 pp., £10, September 1982, 0 631 13031 4Show More
Samuel Richardson: A Man of Letters by Carol Houlihan Flynn.
Princeton, 342 pp., £17.70, May 1982, 0 691 06506 3Show More
“... thunder (St Augustine, Cranach, Botticelli, Veronese, Titian, Tie-polo, Machiavelli, Shakespeare, Richardson, Pushkin), and Brutus only the lighter cavalry (Mlle de Scudéry, Voltaire, Alfieri, Nathaniel Lee, Gavin Hamilton, J.-L. David). However, Donaldson sharply registers the enormous popularity of the myth across the centuries, and the ways in which ...”