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Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded / Edition 1

Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded / Edition 1

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"May 7th—There were days last winter when I danced for sheer joy out in my frost-bound garden in spite of my years and children. But I did it behind a bush, having due regard for the decencies..." Elizabeth's uniquely witty pen records each season in her beloved garden, where she escapes from the stifling routine of indoors: from servants, meals, domestic routine—and the presence of her overbearing husband. In her introduction, Elizabeth Jane Howard observes: "Elizabeth von Arnim went on to write some very good novels, but "Elizabeth and Her German Garden," its more rhapsodic passages nicely balanced by her acute and sometimes very funny perceptions about her family and friends, has a freshness, a freakish charm, an irrepressible energy that springs straight from the very source of her personality."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395111529
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
Publication date: 01/28/1971
Series: Riverside Editions Series
Edition description: ABR
Pages: 415
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Samuel Richardson (1689-1761) was born in Derbyshire, the son of a joiner. He received little formal education and in 1706 was apprenticed to a printer in London. Thirteen years later he set himself up as a stationer and printer and became of the leading figures in the trade. He printed political material, newspapers and literature. He began writing Pamela as a result of a suggestion from friends that he should compile a book of model letters for use by unskilled writers. Pamela was a great success and went on to write Clarissa, one of the masterpieces of European literature. 

Margaret Anne Doody is a professor of Literature at the University of Notre Dame and has published widely on in literary criticism.

Table of Contents

General editors' preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; General introduction; Textual introduction; Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded; Explanatory notes; Appendices: I. List of emendations; II. Word-division; III. List of editions; IV. Introduction to the second edition of Pamela (1741); V. Contents from the octavo edition (1742); VI. Illustrations from the octavo edition (1742); Index.

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Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
PammieJR on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I bought this book because the title was my first name and the author had the same last name. I had absolutely no expectations and I loved it...I was so glad I ran across it!
LORACH More than 1 year ago
I do understand why the book was written but I did not think I would ever get through with the book. Am still not sure I like the male "hero".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderfully literate novel of romance.
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