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" ... a new species of writing, that might possibly turn young people into a course of reading different from the pomp and parade of romance-writing, and dismissing the improbable and marvellous, with which novels generally abound, might tend to promote... "
The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal - Page 152
1926
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'Pamela' in the Marketplace: Literary Controversy and Print Culture in ...

Thomas Keymer, Elmore Fellow and Tutor in English Language and Literature at St Anne's College Oxford and Lecturer in English Language and Literature Thomas Keymer, Peter Sabor, Canada Research Chair in Eighteenth-Century Studies and Professor of English Peter Sabor - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 295 pages
...publication of Pamela, Richardson expressed his wish that the book 'introduce a new species of writing, that might possibly turn young people into a course of...tend to promote the cause of religion and virtue'.' While refraining from naming any particular authors in his disparaging remarks on romances, Richardson...
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The Lives and Letters of an Eighteenth-century Circle of Acquaintance

Temma F. Berg - Literary Collections - 2006 - 295 pages
...natural manner, suitably to the simplicity of it, might possibly introduce a new species of writing, that might possibly turn young people into a course of...romance-writing, and dismissing the improbable and marvelous, with which novels generally abound, might tend to promote the cause of religion and virtue....
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A Short History of English Litterature. 2nd Edition

...written in an easy, natural manner, it might possibly introduce a new species of writing, that might turn young people into a course of reading different...tend to promote the cause of religion and virtue". The reaction against the heroic romances was immensely successful; Pope said that the novel was likely...
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Sex Expression in Literature

Victor Francis Calverton - English literature - 1926 - 337 pages
...the ethical purpose of Pamela, declared that the novel might "introduce a new species of writing that might possibly turn young people into a course of reading different from the pomp and parade of romance writing, and promote the cause of religion and virtue." In his Preface to Clarissa Harlowe...
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The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 5

James Andrew Corcoran, Patrick John Ryan, Edmond Francis Prendergast - 1880
...natural manner suitable to the simplicity of it, might possibly introduce a new species of writing that might possibly turn young people into a course of reading different from the pomp and parade of romance writing, and, dismissing the impossible and marvellous with which novels generally abound,...
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