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Pamela, or, Virtue Rewarded Chapter Summary & Analysis - Section 1: pages 3-30 Summary

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Section 1: pages 3-30 Summary

"Pamela; or Virtue Rewarded" by Samuel Richardson is an epistolary novel of manners. The novel details the trials Pamela faces when Mr. B, her employer, tries to compromise her virtue and even kidnaps her. "Pamela; or Virtue Rewarded" demonstrates the difficulties and value of a young woman maintaining her chastity.

The preface by the editor states that the book succeeds in entertaining and providing examples of virtue while showing vice as odious. It needs no further preface or apology. To the Editor of the Piece Intitled Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded is a letter signed by J. B. D. F., who finds pleasure in reading "Pamela" and believes it will become the standard for this style of writing. In another letter, To my worthy friend, the editor of Pamela claims that the book is a pleasure to read and Pamela's virtue is charming. The...

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