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The Resource Pamela : or, Virtue rewarded, Samuel Richardson ; edited by Peter Sabor ; with an introduction by Margaret A. Doody

Pamela : or, Virtue rewarded, Samuel Richardson ; edited by Peter Sabor ; with an introduction by Margaret A. Doody

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Pamela : or, Virtue rewarded
Title
Pamela
Title remainder
or, Virtue rewarded
Statement of responsibility
Samuel Richardson ; edited by Peter Sabor ; with an introduction by Margaret A. Doody
Title variation
Virtue rewarded
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Language
eng
Summary
Fifteen-year-old Pamela Andrews, alone and unprotected, is relentlessly pursued by her dead mistress's son. Although she is attracted to young Mr B., she holds out against his demands and threats of abduction and rape, determinded to defend her virginity and abide by her own moral standards. Psychologically acute in its investigations of sex, freedom and power, Richardson's first novel caused a sensation when it was published, with its depiction of a servant heroine who dares to assert herself. Richly comic and full of lively scenes and descriptions, Pamela contains a diverse cast of characters, ranging from the vulgar and malevolent Mrs Jewkes to the aggressive but awkward country squire who serves this unusual love story as both its villain and its hero. This edition incorporates all the revisions made by Richardson in his lifetime. Margaret A. Doody's introduction discusses the genre of epistolary novels, and examines characterization, the role of women and class differences in Pamela
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1689-1761
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Richardson, Samuel
Illustrations
facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Sabor, Peter
Series statement
Penguin classics
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  • Man-woman relationships
  • Women household employees
  • England
Label
Pamela : or, Virtue rewarded, Samuel Richardson ; edited by Peter Sabor ; with an introduction by Margaret A. Doody
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Publication
Note
"First published 1740. Published in the Penguin English library 1980"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 23-24
Control code
000011651658
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
Reprint.
Extent
537 p.
Isbn
9780140431407
Other physical details
facsim.
Label
Pamela : or, Virtue rewarded, Samuel Richardson ; edited by Peter Sabor ; with an introduction by Margaret A. Doody
Publication
Note
"First published 1740. Published in the Penguin English library 1980"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 23-24
Control code
000011651658
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
Reprint.
Extent
537 p.
Isbn
9780140431407
Other physical details
facsim.

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