Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded

Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded

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by Samuel Richardson
     
 

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"May 7th—There were days last winter when I danced for sheer joy out in my frost-bound garden in spite of my years and children. But I did it behind a bush, having due regard for the decencies..." Elizabeth's uniquely witty pen records each season in her beloved garden, where she escapes from the stifling routine of indoors: from servants, meals, domestic

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"May 7th—There were days last winter when I danced for sheer joy out in my frost-bound garden in spite of my years and children. But I did it behind a bush, having due regard for the decencies..." Elizabeth's uniquely witty pen records each season in her beloved garden, where she escapes from the stifling routine of indoors: from servants, meals, domestic routine—and the presence of her overbearing husband. In her introduction, Elizabeth Jane Howard observes: "Elizabeth von Arnim went on to write some very good novels, but "Elizabeth and Her German Garden," its more rhapsodic passages nicely balanced by her acute and sometimes very funny perceptions about her family and friends, has a freshness, a freakish charm, an irrepressible energy that springs straight from the very source of her personality."

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Miriam Rothschild
About love and affection, spring and picnics on frosty afternoon, and the leisure that we have forgotten ever existed.
From the Publisher
"The entire publication is something of a momentous occasion for readers interested in eighteenth-century literature and the history of the novel. Publication of all the securely attributable works and letters will finally allow us to assess Richardson’s achievement with the aid of a fully annotated scholarly edition with explanatory and textual apparatus."
—The Cambridge Quarterly

"For Richardson scholars, these meticulously edited volumes will represent an epoch in the field, since they will constitute the only comprehensive scholarly edition."
-Year's Work in English Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140431407
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/1981
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
306,524
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.98(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Albert J. Rivero is Professor of English at Marquette University.

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Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A pulling novel which is hard to take seriously in today¿s lifestyle, but as you read you are sucked into its hypnotic twists and turns. I wold love to see this portrayed in film, but only if the actors were really convincing, otherwise it would be a tragedy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Several years ago, maybe the late 80's or early 90's my wife and I saw on TV ' Mistress Pamela'. I believe this was a made for TV movie based upon 'Pamela'. The movie was excellent and we would love to find a copy. Please send responses to raembry@hotmail.com.