Pamela Book Summary and Study Guide

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Pamela, a beautiful chaste virgin, is given a servant's position on the estate of Lord B. Her beauty attracts the attentions of the rakish nobleman and he attempts to seduce her, but she maintains her virtue. The inflamed Lord tries other strategems: he pretends to marry her; he even tries to rape her. None of these are successful.
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The novel takes the form of letters from Pamela to her mother describing the events that take place.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   seduction (yum!) Kind of sex:    -   rape Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Taboo sex story?    -   Yes Lover is    -   of a different social class

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   servant Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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