An analysis of the work by samuel richardson on the preface of pamela

The novel won much admiration, but Richardson was disappointed with some aspects of its reception.

Pamela, by Samuel Richardson

Pamela is then driven to Lincolnshire Estate and begins a journal, hoping it will be sent to her parents one day. On her way home he sends her a letter wishing her a good life; moved, she realises she is in love.

B gets into bed with Pamela disguised as the housemaid Nan, but, when Pamela falls into a fit and seems like to die, he seems to repent and is kinder in his seduction attempts. Many disliked it for just this reason.

Pamela, or, Virtue Rewarded - Section 1: pages 3-30 Summary & Analysis

Our project is limited to the editions published in the eighteenth century, for the purposes of limiting the analysis of the composition of images and text, as well as changes in visual representation of characters to the period before the French Revolution.

And will it be a great joy to you? For, Madam, you must needs think, that when my doubts were dispelled; when confident all my trials were over; when I had a prospect of being so abundantly rewarded for what I suffered: The novel was written during a time of great change.

For here, having a natural fund of good sense, and prudence above your years, you have, with the observations these have enabled you to make, been flint and steel too, as I may say, to yourself: Before the last volumes were published readers besieged him with letters begging for a happy ending, and after Richardson stuck to his tragic plan, at least one woman, Lady Bradshaigh, wrote a replacement ending.

Applied to Fielding it was a reflex of moral disapproval that perturbed him rather little. You have weathered the first dangers, and but for your fine clothes and jewels, we should not see any difference between our dear Pamela and the much respected Mrs. Then, my dear father, I apprehend, that our honoured benefactor would be under some difficulty, from his natural politeness, and regard for you and me.

Richardson stressed in his preface to The History of Sir Charles Grandison that the form permitted the immediacy of "writing to the moment": We were attended only by Abraham and John, on horseback: Richardson was of low birth, and among England's upper classes, where the novel was very popular, there was some displeasure over its at times plebeian style, and many ladies of distinction took exception at the way in which their fictional sisterhood had been represented.

University of California Press. And glad I am, that the poor unfaulty baby is so justly beloved by Mr. Brooks recommended to wait on me. The letters to and from your parents, we are charmed with, and the communicating of them to me, I take to be as great an instance of your confidence in me, as it is of your judgment and prudence; for you cannot but think, that we, his relations, are a little watchful over your conduct, and have our eyes upon you, to observe what use you are likely to make of your power over your man, with respect to your own relations.

Do, dearest lady, favour me so far. In the first edition her diction is that of a lower-class maid, but in later editions Richardson made her more linguistically middle-class by removing the lower-class idioms from her speech.

The rise of the mercantile class of the eighteenth century contributed to increased reading among women and servants, who tended to favor novels more than men did. So that the poor girl, divided between her inclination for him, and her duty to her designing mother, gave into the plot upon him: In short, you are a charming girl; and Lady Betty says so too; and moreover adds, that if he makes you not the best and faithfullest of husbands, he cannot deserve you, for all his fortune and birth.

Genre[ edit ] Conduct books and the novel[ edit ] This section does not cite any sources. The novel starts after Lady B has died, when her son, the squire Mr.

O spare, blessed Father of Mercies, the precious life of this excellent man; increase my thankfulness, and my worthiness; — and then — But what shall I say? When Pamela is spirited away to a remote country estate where she is kept prisoner, the neighbouring squire will not give her refuge.

And you have so followed than yours. The poor girl cannot be made amends for all this, though he has married her. In the first edition her diction is that of a lower-class maid, but in later editions Richardson made her more linguistically middle-class by removing the lower-class idioms from her speech.

Richardson joined the trade as an apprentice inand set up his own printing shop thirteen years later. This itch of scribbling has been a charming help. I only fear that the awe which will be always upon me, when I write to your ladyship, will lay me under so great a restraint, that I shall fall short even of the merit my papers have already made for me, through your kind indulgence.

She is seen as an independent intellectual who can think for herself rather than a working housewife who depends completely on her husband. You see how kindly, on all occasions, he treats you both, not only as the parents of his Pamela, but as if you were his own; and if you had any body as your servants there, who called you cousin, or grandfather, or uncle, he would not care, when he came down, to treat them on the foot of common servants, though they might think themselves honoured as they would be, and as I shall always think myself with his commands.Pamela makes use of a kind of psychological realism that was unprecedented in the larger genre of the novel up to that point.

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Overview. Samuel Richardson's Pamela: or Virtue Rewarded gives us one of the eighteenth century's most famous love stories, though the novel may not sound very romantic to modern readers.

In it, a. Richardson, who was his own printer, revised Pamela eight times over twenty years, the sequel three times, and the majority of the variants have. Didacticism and the Male Reader in Samuel Richardson's Pamela Abstract In lieu of an abstract, below is the first paragraph of the paper.

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