Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded (Penguin Classics)

Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded (Penguin Classics)

Samuel Richardson


"I can't be sufferer, i will not be passive, whilst my advantage is in danger."

Fifteen-year-old Pamela Andrews, by myself and unprotected, is relentlessly pursued by way of her lifeless mistress’s son. even if she is drawn to younger Mr B., she holds out opposed to his calls for and threats of abduction and rape, made up our minds to shield her virginity and abide by means of her personal ethical criteria. Psychologically acute in its investigations of intercourse, freedom and tool, Richardson’s first novel prompted a sensation whilst it was once first released, with its depiction of a servant heroine who dares to say herself. Richly comedian and whole of energetic scenes and outlines, Pamela contains a various solid of characters, starting from the vulgar and malevolent Mrs Jewkes to the competitive yet awkward nation squire who serves this strange love tale as either its villain and its hero.

This version contains the entire revisions made through Richardson in his lifetime. Margaret A. Doody’s advent discusses the style of epistolary novels, and examines characterization, the function of ladies and sophistication transformations in Pamela.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts improved through introductions and notes via special students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

Show sample text content

Download sample