Study Guide

William Summers in Clarissa

By Samuel Richardson

William Summers

Totally Heartless

Okay, so it might be a tad harsh to classify William Summers as totally heartless. The guy is just doing his duty by tracking down Clarissa and reporting her location back to his master. How can William Summers know all about his master's mischief? We'd contend that anyone working long-term for Lovelace knows some dirty secrets, though. Our eyes are on you, Summers.