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Pamela: Or Virtue Rewarded (Oxford World's Classics)

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For nineteenth-century adventures, Tibet was the prize destination, and Lhasa, its capital situated nearly three miles above sea level, was the grandest trophy of all. The lure of this mysterious land, and its strategic importance, made it inevitable that despite the Tibetans' reluctance to

end their isolation, determined travelers from Victorian Britain, Czarist Russia, America, and a half dozen other countries world try to breach the country's high walls.

In this riveting narrative, Peter Hopkirk turns his storytelling skills on the fortune hunters, mystics, mountaineers, and missionaries who tried storming the roof of the world. He also examines how China sought to maintain a presence in Tibet, so that whenever the Great Game ended, Chinese

influence would reign supreme. This presence culminated in the Chinese invasion of Tibet in the 1950s, and in a brief afterword, Hopkirk updates his compelling account of "the gatecrashers of Tibet" with a discussion of Tibet today-as a property still claimed and annexed by the Chinese.

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This classic describes a young servant's long resistance to the attempts of her predatory master to seduce her. One of the most spectacular successes of the burgeoning literary marketplace of 18th-century London, "Pamela" also marked a defining moment in the emergence of the modern novel.

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One of the most spectacular successes of the flourishing literary marketplace of eighteenth-century London, Pamela also marked a defining moment in the emergence of the modern novel. In the words of one contemporary, it divided the world "into two different Parties, Pamelists and Anti-pamelists," even eclipsing the sensational factional politics of the day. Preached for its morality, and denounced as pornography in disguise, it vividly describes a young servant's long resistance to the attempts of her predatory master to seduce her. Written in the voice of its low-born heroine, Pamela is not only a work of pioneering psychological complexity, but also a compelling and provocative study of power and its abuse.

Based on the original text of 1740, from which Richardson later retreated in a series of defensive revisions, this edition makes available the version of Pamela that aroused such widespread controversy on its first appearance.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxxviii]-xlii)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192829603
Subtitle:
Or Virtue Rewarded
Editor:
Keymer, Thomas
Editor:
Wakely, Alice
Author:
Wakely, Alice
Author:
Richardson, Samuel
Editor:
Wakely, Alice
Author:
Keymer, Thomas
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Women domestics
Subject:
Virtue
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | 18th C
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
20010712
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 halftone
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
7.78x5.10x1.01 in. .84 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This classic describes a young servant's long resistance to the attempts of her predatory master to seduce her. One of the most spectacular successes of the burgeoning literary marketplace of 18th-century London, "Pamela" also marked a defining moment in the emergence of the modern novel.
"Synopsis" by , One of the most spectacular successes of the flourishing literary marketplace of eighteenth-century London, Pamela also marked a defining moment in the emergence of the modern novel. In the words of one contemporary, it divided the world "into two different Parties, Pamelists and Anti-pamelists," even eclipsing the sensational factional politics of the day. Preached for its morality, and denounced as pornography in disguise, it vividly describes a young servant's long resistance to the attempts of her predatory master to seduce her. Written in the voice of its low-born heroine, Pamela is not only a work of pioneering psychological complexity, but also a compelling and provocative study of power and its abuse.

Based on the original text of 1740, from which Richardson later retreated in a series of defensive revisions, this edition makes available the version of Pamela that aroused such widespread controversy on its first appearance.

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