I haven't done a This Old Thing? in awhile but I decided to bring it back for the new year.
Today we have Pamela by Samuel Richardson. From the back cover:
Even though it's written by a man it sounds like a good choice for the Women Unbound Challenge.Pamela created a sensation when it was published in 1740- and it has never ceased to be controversial.
Told in a series of letters, it is a story of a serving maid who is relentlessly pursued by her dead mistress's son. In defending her virginity so vigorously, Pamela, the first important English heroine to actually work for her living, rebels against the social attitudes which dictated that lower-class girls were not supposed to set a value on themselves.
I picked this one up at the last library book sale. It was a $2. It's in very good shape.
Have you read Pamela? Did you like it? Have you found any old gems yourself lately?