Pamela, Or Virtue Rewarded
For a fascinating glimpse into eighteenth-century morals and values, take a look at Samuel Richardson's Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded. A blockbuster of a bestseller in its day, Pamela recounts the tribulations of a poor housekeeper who is forced constantly to fend off the prurient advances of her employer. Her reward? Pamela is offered -- and accepts -- her lustful master's hand in marriage and is thrust into upper-class society.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mbmackay - LibraryThing
A fascinating book, this tells the story of a young, poor woman, employed as a ladies maid, fighting off the advances of her employer's gentleman son, until, rather miraculously, they marry and are ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Dreesie - LibraryThing
I did it!! It took me 4.5 weeks, but I READ PAMELA! I actually enjoyed the first half or so, as Pamela tried to find her new place in the household; and then as she tried to negotiate an escape. But ... Read full review