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Pamela
     

Pamela

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by Samuel Richardson, Alice Wakely, Thomas Keymer
 

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ISBN-10: 0192829602

ISBN-13: 9780192829603

Pub. Date: 05/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded is an epistolary novel by Samuel Richardson, first published in 1740. It tells the story of a beautiful 15-year-old maidservant named Pamela Andrews, whose country landowner master, Mr. B, makes unwanted advances towards her after the death of his mother. After Mr. B attempts unsuccessfully to seduce and rape her, he eventually rewards her

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Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded is an epistolary novel by Samuel Richardson, first published in 1740. It tells the story of a beautiful 15-year-old maidservant named Pamela Andrews, whose country landowner master, Mr. B, makes unwanted advances towards her after the death of his mother. After Mr. B attempts unsuccessfully to seduce and rape her, he eventually rewards her virtue when he sincerely proposes an equitable marriage to her. In the novel's second part, Pamela marries Mr. B and tries to acclimatize to upper-class society. The story, a best-seller of its time, was very widely read but was also criticized for its perceived licentiousness.

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ISBN-13:
9780192829603
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 4.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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Pamela 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very heart-warming novel. The heroine is one of the most adorable in English literature. The 'Master' is accurately portrayed, with more human qualities than the exemplary Pamela. However, they cry too much, and she represented herself too basely, but it is a very good book that's worth comparing with Hoffmann and Pushkin.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely adore this novel! There were parts however that did drag on a bit 'like before mentioned' but i was already so captivated by the tale that I wouldn't think to put it down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have to give Pamela 4 stars because there are a few parts wherein Richardson repeats a bit and drags things out, but if you love the Victorian novel, this book is a must read!