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Book Description

Generally accepted as the First English Novel [and by some, as taking a feminist viewpoint ] it was the best-seller of its day [c1740] Telling in two volumes in epistolary style the story of a beautiful 15-year-old maidservant and her failed seduction and rape by her master Mr B [of Bedfordshire] who eventually rewards her virtue by proposing marriage. The second part describes her passage through upper-class society. This edition two parts in one volume each with a new preface 8vo [x] 652pps Advertisement and directions to binder Portrait Frontispiece engraved title page and 5 plates, considerable staining and restoration but a sound, well-read copy
Author RICHARDSON, Samuel [1689-1761]
Publisher London Thomas Kelly 1823.

Price: £125.00

Offered by John L Capes

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