This new abridgment is designed to retain the novel’s rich characterizations and relationships, and reproduces individual letters in their entirety whenever possible. This Broadview Edition provides a uniquely accessible entry point for readers, while retaining much of the powerful reading experience of the complete novel.
Toni Bowers is Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania.
John Richetti is A.M. Rosenthal Professor (Emeritus) of English at the University of Pennsylvania. Both have published widely on eighteenth-century fiction.
Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok.
In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki—son of a giant—blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.
Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose, these gods emerge with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.
Pamela opens in England, with a young maidservant who works for a noblewoman, Lady B. When Lady B suddenly dies, her son becomes infatuated with the young Pamela and tries to seduce her into becoming his mistress. When Pamela refuses, Mr B kidnaps her and locks her away in his country cottage. There the clever Pamela tries to escape, but Mr B has other plans ...
A best-selling and influential novel of its time, Pamela is an endearing story of misguided lust transformed into love, no matter the obstacles.
Pamela is part of Momentum's Classic Romance collection.