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Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded

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Part of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Samuel Richardson

  • Date Published: October 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521848954

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  • Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded is perhaps the most influential novel published in Britain in the eighteenth century. On its first publication in 1740, it became an immediate bestseller. Its epistolary structure, tight plotting and didactic message were praised, imitated, but also criticised and satirised. This new critical edition of Samuel Richardson's first novel features an authoritative text based on the first edition, general and textual introductions, extensive explanatory notes and textual apparatus. Appendices provide bibliographical descriptions of all lifetime editions as well as the editions of 1801 and 1810, Richardson's introduction to the second edition (fully annotated), and the illustrations and Richardson's index from the octavo edition. The publication of this volume heralds the first full scholarly edition of Richardson's complete works, a long-awaited event in eighteenth-century studies.

    • A full scholarly edition providing an accurate, reliable text of Richardson's first novel
    • The first volume in the new Cambridge edition of Richardson's complete works
    • The volume includes extensive explanatory notes and textual apparatus
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "The entire publication is something of a momentous occasion for readers interested in eighteenth-century literature and the history of the novel. Publication of all the securely attributable works and letters will finally allow us to assess Richardson’s achievement with the aid of a fully annotated scholarly edition with explanatory and textual apparatus."
    --The Cambridge Quarterly

    "For Richardson scholars, these meticulously edited volumes will represent an epoch in the field, since they will constitute the only comprehensive scholarly edition."
    -Year's Work in English Studies

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521848954
    • length: 664 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 36 mm
    • weight: 1.18kg
    • contains: 15 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    General editors' preface
    General introduction
    Textual introduction
    Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded
    Explanatory notes
    Appendices: I. List of emendations
    II. Word-division
    III. List of editions
    IV. Introduction to the second edition of Pamela (1741)
    V. Contents from the octavo edition (1742)
    VI. Illustrations from the octavo edition (1742)

  • Author

    Samuel Richardson


    Albert J. Rivero, Marquette University, Wisconsin
    Albert J. Rivero is Professor of English at Marquette University.

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