9780140431407

Pamela : Or, Virtue Rewarded

  • ISBN 13:

    9780140431407

  • ISBN 10:

    0140431403

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 02/01/1981
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics

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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, determined 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 first published, with its depiction of a servant heroine who dares to assert herself. Richly comic and full of lively scenes and descriptions, Pamela contains of 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 characterisation, the role of women and class differences in Pamela.

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