Pamela (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): Or Virtue Rewarded

Pamela (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): Or Virtue Rewarded

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by Samuel Richardson
     
 

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Published in 1740, this hugely successful epistolary novel launched Richardson's literary career.  Some readers and critics saw the story of the efforts of a virtuous young servant girl to resist the seductions of her master as tendentious if not hypocritical morality, others as sensationalistic near-pornography, and still others as a praiseworthy

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Published in 1740, this hugely successful epistolary novel launched Richardson's literary career.  Some readers and critics saw the story of the efforts of a virtuous young servant girl to resist the seductions of her master as tendentious if not hypocritical morality, others as sensationalistic near-pornography, and still others as a praiseworthy illustration of Christian morality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411435933
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
02/15/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
562
Sales rank:
656,749
File size:
539 KB

Meet the Author

Samuel Richardson (1689-1761) was an early English novelist who invented the epistolary novel—the novel in letters. He is best remembered today for his novels Pamela (1740), famously mocked by his contemporary and rival, Henry Fielding, in the novel Shamela—and Clarissa (1748).

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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.