Pamela: Or Virtue Rewarded

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'Pamela under the Notion of being a Virtuous Modest Girl will be introduced into all Familes,and when she gets there, what Scenes does she represent? Why a fine young Gentleman endeavouring to debauch a beautiful young Girl of Sixteen.' (Pamela Censured, 1741) One of the most spectacular successes of the burgeoning literary marketplace of eighteeent-century London, Pamela also marked a defining moment in the emergence of the modern novel. In the words of one contemporary, it divided the world 'into two different Parties, Pamelists and Antipamelists', even eclipsing the sensational factional politics of the day. Preached up for its morality, and denounced as pornography in disguise, it vividly describes a young servant's long resistance to the attempts of her predatory master to seduce her. Written in the voice of its low-born heroine, but by a printer who fifteen years earlier had narrowly escaped imprisonment for the seditious output of his press, Pamela is not only a work of pioneering psychological complexity, but also a compelling and provocative study of power and its abuse. Based on the original text of 1740, from which Richardson later retreated in a series of defensive revisions, this edition makes available the version of Pamela that aroused such widespread controversy on its first appearance. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Thomas Keymer's books include Richardson's Clarissa and the Eighteenth Century Reader (1992) and the OWC edition of Fielding's Joseph Andrews and Shamela.
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OUP Oxford
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Published on
Jun 7, 2001
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Pages
592
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ISBN
9780191605161
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Classics
Literary Criticism / Renaissance
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CONTENTS:

The Novels
PAMELA; OR, VIRTUE REWARDED
PAMELA IN HER EXALTED CONDITION
CLARISSA; OR THE HISTORY OF A YOUNG LADY
THE HISTORY OF SIR CHARLES GRANDISON

The Fables
AESOP’S FABLES

The Non-Fiction
THE INFIDEL CONVICTED
THE APPRENTICE’S VADE MECUM
THE SEASONABLE EXAMINATION OF THE PLEAS AND PRETENSIONS
LETTERS WRITTEN TO AND FOR PARTICULAR FRIENDS
A TOUR THRO’ THE WHOLE ISLAND OF GREAT BRITAIN
COPY OF LETTER TO A LADY, WHO WAS SOLICITOUS FOR AN ADDITIONAL VOLUME TO THE HISTORY OF SIR CHARLES GRANDISON
ANSWER TO A LETTER FROM A FRIEND
SIX ORIGINAL LETTERS UPON DUELLING
PREFACE TO AUBIN: A COLLECTION OF ENTERTAINING HISTORIES AND NOVELS

The Poetry
A VERSE FROM THE GENTLEMAN S MAGAZINE

The Criticism
REMARKS ON CLARISSA, &c. by Sarah Fielding
THE ENGLISH NOVELISTS by William Hazlitt

The Biographies
THE LIFE OF SAMUEL RICHARDSON by Sir Walter Scott
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