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Anti-Pamela and Shamela Eliza Haywood

Anti-Pamela and Shamela By Eliza Haywood

Anti-Pamela and Shamela by Eliza Haywood


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Anti-Pamela and Shamela Summary

Anti-Pamela and Shamela by Eliza Haywood

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.

Anti-Pamela and Shamela Reviews

An inspired pairing of the two most important early critiques of Richardson's Pamela, this edition at last makes it possible for students to read Haywood's darkly satiric Anti-Pamela alongside Fielding's well-known and hilarious parody Shamela. Ingrassia has put together a splendidly informative volume. The thorough introduction, generous selection of contextual materials, and extensive notes (which contain a wealth of information about economic, legal, and social contexts), make this an exemplary edition." - Kathryn King, University of Montevallo

"Ingrassia's carefully prepared edition provides virtually everything any reader, whether novice or seasoned scholar, might need to understand both works fully in their contexts and to arrive at an independent judgment concerning their relative merits. It is impressive in every way-a model thing of its kind." - Jerry Beasley, East-Central Intelligencer

About Eliza Haywood

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).

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GOR002698874
9781551113838
155111383X
Anti-Pamela and Shamela by Eliza Haywood
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Broadview Press Ltd
2004-01-30
336
N/A
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