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Pamela : Volume 2

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Based on actual events, Pamela is the story of a young girl who goes to work in a private residence and finds herself pursued by her employer's son, described as a 'gentleman of free principles.' Unfolding through letters, the novel depicts with much feeling Pamela's struggles to decide how to respond to her would-be seducer and to determine her place in society.
Paperback, 480 pages
Published January 15th 1991 by Everyman Paperbacks (first published 1741)
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Marcia Lonteen-Martin
Apr 26, 2013 Marcia Lonteen-Martin rated it really liked it
Volume 2 picks up after Pamela marries Mr B. Some of Mr. B's friends are scandalized by his marrying someone of such humble beginnings, but soon they are all won over by Pamela's specialness. One by one they visit and eventually become Pamela's great friends. Little by little Mr B begins to introduce her to proper London society, such as going to plays and parties,especially masquerade parties. That evening proves to be one which they both regret, for soon Mr B becomes fascinated by a woman and ...more
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I can't believe I finally finished nearly 1,000 pages of Pamela. Admittedly I tried to skim as much as I could but I kept getting drawn into the plot and various dilemmas our heroine faced. Much of the book is interesting and amusing and I can't help but think I've seen the plot recast in modern times as some type of romantic comedy starring Hugh Grant and the actress du jour of that year. Samuel Richardson could have used an editor as we certainly don't need a hundred page critique of John ...more
Nicole G.
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Volume 2 was a bit better, as there was more variety in the letters, and even a bit of strife (even though you knew it would come out fine in the end). Pamela does go on a lot, though, with her exclamations.
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Samuel Richardson was a major English 18th century writer best known for his three epistolary novels: Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded (1740), Clarissa: Or the History of a Young Lady (1748) and Sir Charles Grandison (1753).

Richardson had been an established printer and publisher for most of his life when, at the age of 51, he wrote his first novel and immediately became one of the most popular and adm
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