Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady is an epistolary novel by Samuel Richardson, published in 1748. It tells the tragic story of a heroine whose quest for virtue is continually thwarted by her family, and is one of the longest novels in the English language.
Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded is an epistolary novel by Samuel Richardson, first published in 1740. It tells the story of a maid named Pamela whose master, Mr. B, makes unwanted advances towards her. She rejects him continually, and her virtue is eventually rewarded when he shows his sincerity by proposing an equitable marriage to her. In the second part of the novel, Pamela attempts to accommodate herself to upper-class society and to build a successful relationship with him. The story was widely mocked at the time for its perceived licentiousness and it inspired Henry Fielding (among many others) to write two parodies: Shamela (1741), about Pamela's true identity; and Joseph Andrews (1742), about Pamela's brother.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Clarissa Harlowe, or the history of a young lady (in 9 volumes)
Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded
Samuel Richardson Biography
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1 . Long
Posted July 10, 2013 by Vivaan , South BendKnowing this was the longest novels in the English language I still went for the unabridged 1500 page edition. It put shame to Stephen King's unabridged The Stand. This was seriously long. I can not advise anyone else to go with the long version.
December 15, 2009
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