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Samuel Richardson (1689 - 1761) was born in Derbyshire, the son of a joiner. He received little formal education and in 1706 was apprenticed to a printer in London. Thirteen years later he set himself up as a stationer and printer and became of the leading figures in the trade. He printed political material, newspapers and literature. He began writing Pamela as a result of a suggestion from friends that he should compile a book of model letters for use by unskilled writers. Pamela was a great success and went on to write Clarissa, one of the masterpieces of European literature.
Angus Ross is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Sussex. He writes on eighteenth-century and other literature and has edited Swift as well as a number of anthologies.
The item was as described and arrived in the specified time slotPublished 1 month ago by Mr. J. Mann
No problems with the quality of the item. The corner of the back cover is ripped but it does not affect the reading quality so I'm not bothered by it.Published on 30 July 2012 by Charmaine
This edition is the complete unabridged text of the first edition, with a useful though short introduction and notes. Read morePublished on 30 Oct. 2010 by Marcus
I ordered this book for my daughter who's doing her PhD. She was very happy to receive it.Published on 7 Feb. 2009 by Mrs. Frances G. Chadwick
This copy is the abridged version but it is well worth reading the full text - if you don't enjoy it at least you can feel proud that you've read a book bigger than 'War and... Read morePublished on 30 Aug. 2006 by J. Ormond