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The Correspondence of Samuel Richardson 6 Volume Set: Author of Pamela, Clarissa, and Sir Charles Grandison (Paperback)

Samuel Richardson

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ISBN 10: 1108034136 / ISBN 13: 9781108034135
Edité par Cambridge Library Collection, United Kingdom, 2011
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), the English writer and printer best known for his epistolary novels, including Pamela (1740) and Clarissa (1748), had preserved copies of his extensive correspondence with a view to its eventual publication, and these volumes, edited by Anna Laetitia Barbauld and first published in 1804, contain her selection from his papers. Richardson became a printer s apprentice in 1706 and for the rest of his life managed a successful printing business in addition to writing his highly popular and influential novels. After the success of Pamela, Richardson regularly corresponded with leading contemporary literary figures including Henry Fielding and Samuel Johnson. The letters provide fascinating insights into Richardson s life and social activities together with contemporary opinions on his novels and the literature of the period, as well as discussions of current affairs such as the Lisbon earthquake, the education of women, and contemporary morality. N° de réf. du libraire AAA9781108034135

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Titre : The Correspondence of Samuel Richardson 6 ...

Éditeur : Cambridge Library Collection, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2011

Reliure : Paperback

Etat du livre :New

Edition : Reissue.

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Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), the English writer and printer best known for his epistolary novels, including Pamela (1740) and Clarissa (1748), had preserved copies of his extensive correspondence with a view to its eventual publication, and these volumes, edited by Anna Laetitia Barbauld and first published in 1804, contain her selection from his papers. Richardson became a printer's apprentice in 1706 and for the rest of his life managed a successful printing business in addition to writing his highly popular and influential novels. After the success of Pamela, Richardson regularly corresponded with leading contemporary literary figures including Henry Fielding and Samuel Johnson. The letters provide fascinating insights into Richardson's life and social activities together with contemporary opinions on his novels and the literature of the period, as well as discussions of current affairs such as the Lisbon earthquake, the education of women, and contemporary morality.

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