The Correspondence of Samuel Richardson: Volume 2

The Correspondence of Samuel Richardson: Volume 2 : Author of Pamela, Clarissa, and Sir Charles Grandison

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Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), the English writer and printer best known for his epistolary novels, including Pamela (1740) and Clarissa (1748), had preserved copies of his extensive correspondence with a view to its eventual publication, and these volumes, edited by Anna Laetitia Barbauld and first published in 1804, contain her selection from his papers. Richardson became a printer's apprentice in 1706 and for the rest of his life managed a successful printing business in addition to writing his highly popular and influential novels. After the success of Pamela, Richardson regularly corresponded with leading contemporary literary figures including Henry Fielding and Samuel Johnson. The letters provide fascinating insights into Richardson's life and literary and social activities, as well as discussions of current affairs. Volume 2 contains correspondence with (among others) Margaret Collier, Sarah Fielding, Colly Cibber and Hester Mulso (Mrs Chapone).
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 colour illus.
  • 1139061690
  • 9781139061698

Table of contents

Correspondence with Dr. Young; Correspondence with Miss M. Collier and Miss Fielding; Correspondence with Colly Cibber and Mrs. Pilkington; Letter from the Rev. James Hervey; Correspondence with the Rev. B. Kennicott; Correspondence with Mr. Duncombe, Miss Highmore, and Miss Mulso; Correspondence with Mr. Channing and Mr. Spence.
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