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Samuel Richardson

Samuel Richardson (19 August 1689 – 4 July 1761) was an 18th-century English writer and printer. He is best known for his three epistolary novels: Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded (1740), Clarissa: Or the History of a Young Lady (1748) and The History of Sir Charles Grandison (1753). Richardson was an established printer and publisher for most of his life and printed almost 500 different works, with journals and magazines.

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Laetitia Pilkington
... In London, Colley Cibber, the old and wealthy poet laureate, and Samuel Richardson the publisher and, later, novelist, began an acquaintance with her ... She was aided by Richardson ... Samuel Richardson, who had been a benefactor of hers and who had consulted with her on Clarissa, would not publish the work ...
Samuel Richardson - Epistolary Novel
... Richardson was a skilled letter writer and his talent traces back to his childhood ... Richardson had a "faith" in the act of letter writing, and believed that letters could be used to accurately portray character traits ... novel was an experiment, but it allowed Richardson to create a complex heroine through a series of her letters ...

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