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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Samuel Richardson (1689–1761)

Richardson, Samuel. An English novelist; born in Derbyshire in 1689; died on July 4, 1761. He is England’s first “novelist.” All of his books are in the form of letters, long and sentimental. His best-known novels are: ‘Clarissa Harlowe’ (1748); ‘Pamela’ (1740); and a continuation (1741). ‘Sir Charles Grandison’ followed in 1754. His ‘Correspondence,’ edited by Anna Lætitia Barbauld, appeared in 1804. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).