ESL Reading - 47
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Novelist Samuel Richardson
The novel develops after the death of Defoe, with
S.Richardson (1689-1761), a professional printer who
took novel-writing when he was fifty. Richardson
liked to help young women with the composition of
their love-letters and was asked by a publisher to write
a volume of model letters for use on various occasions.
He was inspired to write a novel in the form of a series
of letters, a novel which should implant a moral lesson
in the minds of its readers (he thought of these readers
primarily as women). This novel was Pamela
, or Virtue
, which describes the defamation made on
the honor of a virtuous housemaid by a young man.