This is the "Penguin English Library Edition" of "Pamela" by Samuel Richards. 'O the deceitfulness of the heart of man! This John, whom I took to be the honestest of men ...this very fellow was all the while a vile hypocrite, and a perfidious wretch, and helping to carry on my ruin'.... show more
This is the "Penguin English Library Edition" of "Pamela" by Samuel Richards. 'O the deceitfulness of the heart of man! This John, whom I took to be the honestest of men ...this very fellow was all the while a vile hypocrite, and a perfidious wretch, and helping to carry on my ruin'. Fifteen-year-old Pamela Andrews, alone in the world, is pursued by her dead mistress' son. Although she is attracted to Mr B, she holds out against his demands, determined to protect her virginity and abide by her moral standards. Psychlologically acute in its explorations of sex, freedom and power, Richardson's first novel caused a sensation when it was published. Richly comic and lively, Pamela contains a diverse cast of characters ranging from the vulgar and malevolent Mrs Jewkes to the agressive but awkward country squire. "The Penguin English Library" - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
Publish date: July 26th 2012
Pages no: 592
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Classic Literature
, English Literature
, 18th Century
The more I read of the 18th century, the more I am astonished how long it took people to figure out how to tell a story.About a quarter of the way through writing Pamela Richard seems to have realized that the epistolary format is awkward and prevents the author from putting in any sense of suspense...
I did it!! It took me 4.5 weeks, but I READ PAMELA!I actually enjoyed the first half or so, as Pamela tried to find her new place in the household; and then as she tried to negotiate an escape. But the last 150 pages was just a slog. The book got too preachy (the rules, ugh!), and too dragged out as...
Creepy 18th-century Guy: Hey, baby. Now that my mom died, I’m your boss now.Innocent Maidservant: Um, yeah. I know.CG: But don’t worry. I’ll take reeeeaaaallly good care of you.IM: ...thanks?CG: And I’m sure you’ll want to be nice to me right back, if you know what I’m saying. Wink, wink. Nudge, nud...
This book made me genuinely ragey. It's an eighteenth-century, epistolary novel written from the point of view of Pamela Andrews, a serving-girl whose mistress dies and leaves her to the unwanted advances of Mr B., her mistress' son. Mr B., a charming piece of work, kidnaps Pamela and locks her ...
I wish I could give this book no stars because it was so tortuous. The story is horrible, the characterization flat, and it drags on forever. Sweet, virtuous Pamela is just trying to protect her lady jewel and keep her impoverished parents proud. Upon the death of her lady, who she was a waiting mai...
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