Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded / Edition 1

Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded / Edition 1

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by Samuel Richardson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0395111528

ISBN-13: 9780395111529

Pub. Date: 01/28/1971

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company College Division

"Pamela marked a defining moment in the emergence of the modern novel. In the words of one contemporary, it divided the world into 'two different Parties, Pamelists and Antipamelists', even eclipsing the sensational factional politics of the day. Preached up for its morality, and denounced as pornography in disguise, it vividiy describes a young servant's long…  See more details below

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"Pamela marked a defining moment in the emergence of the modern novel. In the words of one contemporary, it divided the world into 'two different Parties, Pamelists and Antipamelists', even eclipsing the sensational factional politics of the day. Preached up for its morality, and denounced as pornography in disguise, it vividiy describes a young servant's long resistance to the attempts of her predatory master to seduce her. Written in the voice of its low-born heroine, but by a printer who fifteen years earlier had narrowly escaped imprisonment for the seditious output of his press, Pamela is not only a work of pioneering psychological complexity, but also a compelling and provocative study of power and its abuse."--BOOK JACKET.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395111529
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
Publication date:
01/28/1971
Series:
Riverside Editions Series
Edition description:
ABR
Pages:
415
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
12 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

General editors' preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; General introduction; Textual introduction; Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded; Explanatory notes; Appendices: I. List of emendations; II. Word-division; III. List of editions; IV. Introduction to the second edition of Pamela (1741); V. Contents from the octavo edition (1742); VI. Illustrations from the octavo edition (1742); Index.

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Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
LORACH More than 1 year ago
I do understand why the book was written but I did not think I would ever get through with the book. Am still not sure I like the male "hero".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderfully literate novel of romance.
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