Pamela Author:Samuel Richardson Samuel Richarson (1689-1761), a nervous little man, hypochondriacal and introspective, pious and industrious, is often called the father of the novel of sentimental ananlysis. No one, Sir Walter Scott said, had before dived so deeply into the human heart. Richardson was apprenticed to a printer at seventeen, married his master's daughter, and ... more »ultimately became Printer of the Journals of the House of Commons.
Pamela, generally considered the first modern novel, was published in 1740 and immediately became the talk of London. It was followed by a sequel (1741), Clarissa (1747-48) and Sir Charles Grandison (1753).« less