Pamela I think.
Posted by Margie on August 23, 1998 at 19:02:17:
In response to Has anyone read..., written by Arnessa on August 23, 1998 at 02:43:43
] ... But I'm wondering what he means that S&S is "written under the shadow of Richardson's influence." Does he mean some of the phrasing sounds similar or just that the themes tend to be same. Anyone can shed light on which passages the reviewer might be thinking of?
I read one. I think it was called Pamela. It was a long time
ago, and I haven't felt compelled to read anything else of his. He's verbose, and melodramatic. The characters are not very well drawn -- they are more stock melodramatic characters. I think that the villian in Pamela was somewhat Willoughby-like -- charming when you first knew him, and later you learned of his character flaws. In Pamela the flaws are huge. I seem to remember that he abducts the heroine in order to force her to marry him, when she refuses, drugs and rapes her. I think she dies of shame at the end. Ugggh. I feel ill thinking of it. Well, it was a long time ago -- maybe I have it all wrong. I think the reviewer is referring to the melodrama, and the 2-dimensional characters. My first reaction when I read this criticism was: has this dude ever read Richardson?
]... Maybe I could deal if P&P vanished from face of the earth. Since we all probably know that one by heart, we could copy it out again on paper quick as lightning.
Like Farenheit 451 !!!
- Richardson: I like the man!! :-) Marsha 17:16:34 8/24/98 (1)
- Hear, Hear! nfm Simone 00:49:42 8/26/98 (0)
- Um, I think the one your thinking of is Clarissa... Simone 15:38:34 8/24/98 (0)
- Sounds to me like... Lillian 05:46:34 8/24/98 (5)
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