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
“... All the unhurried day,’ Philip Larkin wrote, addressing a long-dead girl who had been drugged and raped in London, ‘Your mind lay open like a drawer of knives.’ All that day, and many days more, no doubt. But then presumably, since the girl later talked calmly enough to Mayhew, the drawer gradually closed, the glint of the knives softened, and life continued ...”