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Samuel Richardson's Introduction to Pamela   By: (1689-1761)

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Samuel Richardson's Introduction to Pamela provides readers with insight into the author's intentions behind the creation of his iconic novel, Pamela. Richardson delves into the themes and messages he aimed to convey through the story, shedding light on the social issues he sought to address. His commentary on the characters and plot development offers valuable perspectives for readers looking to deepen their understanding of the novel. Richardson's Introduction serves as a valuable companion piece to Pamela, offering a glimpse into the creative process of one of the most influential writers of the 18th century.

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The Augustan Reprint Society


Introduction to Pamela

Edited, with an Introduction by

Sheridan W. Baker, Jr.

Publication Number 48

Los Angeles William Andrews Clark Memorial Library University of California



RICHARD C. BOYS, University of Michigan RALPH COHEN, University of California, Los Angeles VINTON A. DEARING, University of California, Los Angeles LAWRENCE CLARK POWELL, Clark Memorial Library


W. EARL BRITTON, University of Michigan


EMMETT L. AVERY, State College of Washington BENJAMIN BOYCE, Duke University LOUIS BREDVOLD, University of Michigan JOHN BUTT, King's College, University of Durham JAMES L. CLIFFORD, Columbia University ARTHUR FRIEDMAN, University of Chicago EDWARD NILES HOOKER, University of California, Los Angeles LOUIS A. LANDA, Princeton University SAMUEL H. MONK, University of Minnesota ERNEST C. MOSSNER, University of Texas JAMES SUTHERLAND, University College, London H. T. SWEDENBERG, JR., University of California, Los Angeles


EDNA C. DAVIS, Clark Memorial Library


Since most publishers of Pamela have preferred to print Richardson's table of contents from the sixth edition, his complete introduction (his preface, together with letters to the editor and comments) is missing even from some of our best collections... Continue reading book >>

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