samuel richardson

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  • 1,795 BCE

    more important work

    more important work
    Pamela, Clarissa and The History of Sir Charles Grandison, written in the middle of the 18th century.
  • 1,689 BCE

    samuel richardson

    samuel richardson
    He was an English writer. His best-known novels are Pamela or the virtue rewarded, sentimental epistolary novel of happy ending, which generated a whole fad
  • 1,689 BCE

    HIS LIFE

    Samuel Richardson was born in Derbyshire (England) on August 19, 1689.
    Soon after he was born, his family moved to London.
    Son of a modest carpenter, he cultivated his intellect in a self-taught way through reading.
    In 1706 he dismissed his parents' desire for him to become a priest and worked as an apprentice in a London printing press before devoting himself fully to writing and owning his own printing business.
  • marriage and children

    In 1721 Richardson married John Wilde's daughter, Martha Wilde. His wife died on January 23, 1731, after the death of five of his six children. The last son survived his mother for only two years.
  • RICHARDSON’S FIRST NOVEL: PAMELA

    Richardson became a novelist almost by accident, at the age of fifty-one, when he was asked to write a little volume of letters to be used as models by rough and semi-educated country people for their personal correspondence. He was exited by the situation and had the ispiration for his first novel: “Pamela” or “Virtue Rewarded”.
  • death

    He suffered from Parkinson's disease for more than twenty years and died in London in 1761