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Richardson, Samuel 1689-1761

Overview
Works: 2,372 works in 7,637 publications in 9 languages and 104,913 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Epistolary fiction  Novels  History  Biography  Didactic fiction  Romance fiction  Abridgments 
Roles: Author, Printer, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Arranger, Attributed name, Bookseller, Contributor, Dubious author, Other, Book producer
Classifications: PR3664, 823.6
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Clarissa; or, The history of a young lady by Samuel Richardson( Book )

222 editions published between 1748 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 4,731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richardson's masterpiece in letter form, relates the story of a beautiful woman sacrificed to a heartless libertine
Pamela : or, Virtue rewarded by Samuel Richardson( Book )

203 editions published between 1740 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a gentleman in 18th century England marrying a servant girl, a challenge to the social hierarchy. This shows a typical representative of the middle class which had already challenged the aristocracy and was beginning to impose its ideal of Protestant respectability and hard work on England and the world
Pamela by Samuel Richardson( Book )

98 editions published between 1901 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in 1740, this hugely successful epistolary novel launched Richardson's literary career. Some readers and critics saw the story of the efforts of a virtuous young servant girl to resist the seductions of her master as tendentious if not hypocritical morality, others as sensationalistic near-pornography, and still others as a praiseworthy illustration of Christian morality
The history of Sir Charles Grandison by Samuel Richardson( Book )

301 editions published between 1753 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Charles Grandison / Samuel Richardson
The history of Pamela, or, Virtue rewarded by Samuel Richardson( Book )

133 editions published between 1769 and 2012 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sometimes regarded as the first romance novel, Samuel Richardson's Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded tells the story of a 15-year-old maid named Pamela, whose master, Mr. B, is infatuated by her beauty and intelligence.  Unable to propose marriage because of his high rank, Mr. B kidnaps Pamela and locks her away in one of his homes. While Pamela hates her master at the beginning, she comes to realize his true nature and falls in love. A comment on the class structure in English society, the novel was very popular upon its publication in 1740, but came under much criticism because of its perceived vulgarity
The history of Sir Charles Grandison by Samuel Richardson( Book )

42 editions published between 1754 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clarissa, or, The history of a young lady : comprehending the most important concerns of private life by Samuel Richardson( Book )

91 editions published between 1750 and 2016 in English and German and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The apprentice's vade mecum (1734) by Samuel Richardson( Book )

25 editions published between 1734 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Sir Charles Grandison : in a series of letters, published from the originals by Samuel Richardson( Book )

77 editions published between 1753 and 1754 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clarissa: preface, hints of prefaces, and postscript by Samuel Richardson( Book )

22 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Sir Charles Grandison by Samuel Richardson( )

44 editions published between 1753 and 2005 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clarissa, or, The history of a young lady : comprehending the most important concerns of private life, and particularly shewing, the distresses that may attend the misconduct both of parents and children, in relation to marriage by Samuel Richardson( Book )

65 editions published between 1748 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Samuel Richardson's classic tale, Clarissa defies her parents' desire for her to marry a loathsome man for his wealth and escapes into the dangerous arms of the charming rogue Lovelace, whose intentions are much less than honorable. The work, written entirely in intimate letters, reveals the complexity of attractions in relationships, especially in that of villain and victim
Clarissa ; or, The history of a young lady by Samuel Richardson( Book )

38 editions published between 1785 and 1810 in 3 languages and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pamela : or, virtue rewarded. In a series of familiar letters from a beautiful young damsel to her parents: ... In four volumes by Samuel Richardson( )

36 editions published between 1771 and 1792 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Sir Charles Grandison : in a series of letters by Samuel Richardson( Book )

50 editions published between 1762 and 2005 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pamela by Samuel Richardson( Book )

44 editions published between 1741 and 1781 in French and English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Sir Charles Grandison. In a series of letters by Samuel Richardson( Book )

27 editions published in 1776 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of the novel; studies in Defoe, Richardson, and Fielding by Ian Watt( Book )

4 editions published between 1957 and 1979 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Clarissa; or, The history of a young lady
Alternative Names
Auteur de Pamela & de Clarisse.

Auteur de Paméla & de Clarisse, l' 1689-1761

Richardson.

Richardson 1689-1761

Richardson Samuel

Samuel Richardson britisk skribent

Samuel Richardson Brits schrijver

Samuel Richardson brittisk författare

Samuel Richardson écrivain britannique

Samuel Richardson englischer Schriftsteller

Samuel Richardson escritor inglés

Samuel Richardson pisarz angielski

Samuel Richardson scrittore inglese

Schryver van de gevallen van Clarisse, en van den heer Charles Grandison, de, 1689-1761

Semuelis Ričardsonas Anglų rašytojas.

Uitgeever van Pamela en Clarissa, de, 1689-1761

Σάμουελ Ρίτσαρντσον

Ричардсон С

Ричардсон С. 1869-1971

Ричардсон, Сэмюэл английский писатель

Самюел Ричардсън

Самјуел Ричардсон

Семюел Річардсон

Сэмюель Ричардсон

Сэмюэл Рычардсан

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סמואל ריצ'רדסון

סמואל ריצ'רדסון סופר בריטי

ساموئل ریچاردسون نویسنده بریتانیایی

صمويل ريتشاردسون

सैमुएल रिचर्डसन

리차드슨, 새뮤얼 1689-1761

리처드슨, 새뮤얼 1689-1761

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リチャードソン

リチャードソン, サミュエル

塞繆爾·理查森

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Pamela : or, Virtue rewardedThe anthology and the rise of the novel : from Richardson to George EliotVirtue, gender, and the authentic self in eighteenth-century fiction : Richardson, Rousseau, and LaclosPassion and virtue : essays on the novels of Samuel RichardsonStyles of meaning and meanings of style in Richardson's Clarissa