Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded

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One of the most spectacular successes of the flourishing literary marketplace of eighteenth-century London, Pamela also 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 Anti-pamelists," even eclipsing the sensational factional politics of the day. Preached for its morality, and denounced as pornography in disguise, it vividly 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, Pamela is not only a work of pioneering psychological complexity, but also a compelling and provocative study of power and its abuse.
Based on the original text of 1740, from which Richardson later retreated in a series of defensive revisions, this edition makes available the version of Pamela that aroused such widespread controversy on its first appearance.


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Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded

Authors: Samuel Richardson, Thomas Keymer, Alice Wakely

ISBN: 0192829602

ISBN 13: 9780192829603

Publication Date: July 12, 2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Pages: 592

Format: Paperback

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