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.
The novel takes the form of letters from Pamela to her mother describing the events that take place....
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