Anti-Pamela and Shamela (Broadview Editions)

Anti-Pamela and Shamela (Broadview Editions)

By: Eliza Haywood (author), Henry Fielding (author), Catherine Ingrassia (editor)Paperback

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Published together for the first time, Eliza Haywood's Anti-Pamela and Henry Fielding's An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews are the two most important responses to Samuel Richardson's novel Pamela. Anti-Pamela comments on Richardson's representations of work, virtue, and gender, while also questioning the generic expectations of the novel that Pamela establishes, and it provides a vivid portrayal of the material realities of life for a woman in eighteenth-century London. Fielding's Shamela punctures both the figure Richardson established for himself as an author and Pamela's preoccupation with virtue. This Broadview edition also includes a rich selection of historical materials, including writings from the period on sexuality, women's work, Pamela and the print trade, and education and conduct.

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Catherine Ingrassia is an Associate Professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond. She is the author of Authorship, Commerce and Gender in Early Eighteenth-Century England: A Culture of Paper Credit (Cambridge University Press, 1998).

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/01/2004
  • ISBN13: 9781551113838
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9781551113838
  • weight: 422
  • ISBN10: 155111383X

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