Top Marketplace offers for ISBN


Penguin English Library Pamela

Richardson, Samuel

2.73 avg rating
( 6,125 ratings by GoodReads )
Not the book you're looking for? Search for all books with this author and title
Image Not Available

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

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, going on to become one of the leading fgures in the printing trade. He is best known now for his three epistolary novels, Pamela, Clarissa and The History of Sir Charles Grandison. 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. It was a bestseller of its time but also caused some sensation due to its apparently licentious nature. Indeed, along with Milton, Voltaire, Sartre and many more, Richardson was included in the Index Librorum Prohibitorum, a list of texts forbidden to Catholic readers which was established by the Pope in the 1550s and formally abolished in 1966.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$
US$ 29.55

Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.06
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace


Richardson, Samuel Author
Published by Penguin Classics (2012)
ISBN 10: 0141199636 ISBN 13: 9780141199634
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)

Book Description Penguin Classics, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 592 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 4-0141199636

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 29.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.06
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds