Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded

Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded

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by Samuel Richardson
     
 

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The publication of this volume heralds the first scholarly edition of Richardson's complete works, a long-awaited event in eighteenth-century studies.  See more details below

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The publication of this volume heralds the first scholarly edition of Richardson's complete works, a long-awaited event in eighteenth-century studies.

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"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

Miriam Rothschild
About love and affection, spring and picnics on frosty afternoon, and the leisure that we have forgotten ever existed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521848954
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2011
Series:
Cambridge Edition of the Works of Samuel Richardson Series
Pages:
664
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.42(d)

Meet the Author

Samuel Richardson (1689-1761) was born in Derbyshire, the son of a joiner. He received little formal education and in 1706 was apprenticed to a printer in London. Thirteen years later he set himself up as a stationer and printer and became of the leading figures in the trade. He printed political material, newspapers and literature. He began writing Pamela as a result of a suggestion from friends that he should compile a book of model letters for use by unskilled writers. Pamela was a great success and went on to write Clarissa, one of the masterpieces of European literature. 

Margaret Anne Doody is a professor of Literature at the University of Notre Dame and has published widely on in literary criticism.

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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.