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Pamela

by Samuel Richardson

Pamela is an incredibly long novel based on the injustices of the social classes and the value that's held on one's virtue. Pamela starts off as Mr. B's adoring servant, and is a faveorite of Mr.B's mother, who has educated Pamela in all the find and important things in life. However, once Mr.B's mother dies, Mr. B turns his devious designs towards Pamela. He attempts to "ruin" her on many occassions and it challenged by her witty remarks. However, Pamela always remains dutiful to her parents and swears that she has not lost her "precious jewel" (aka her virginity) Throughout the book, they hate eachother and love eachother again. The book is quite long and seems rather radical. Pamela is representing the perfect person. I had to read this book for one of my English courses at school, however, there is another book titled "Shamela" and I forget who did it, but after reading "Pamela" one truely enjoys and appreciate it's wit and humor it makes out of it.

Reviewed on 2005.05.04

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