By: Richardson, Samuel

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. "I cannot be patient, I cannot be passive, when my virtue is in danger." Fifteen-year-old Pamela Andrews, alone and unprotected, is relentlessly pur sued 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, determ ined to defend her virginity and abide by her own moral standards. Psycholo gically acute in its investigations of sex, freedom and power, Richardson's first novel caused a sensation when it was first published, with its depic tion of a servant heroine who dares to assert herself. Richly comic and ful l of lively scenes and descriptions, Pamela contains a diverse cast of char acters, 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 lifet ime. Margaret A. Doody's introduction discusses the genre of epistolary nov els, and examines characterization, the role of women and class differences in Pamela. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well.


Author Name: Richardson, Samuel

Categories: Classical Literature,

Publisher: Penguin Classics: 1981

ISBN Number: 0140431403

ISBN Number 13: 9780140431407

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000046109