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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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Samuel Richardson: Minute Particulars Within the Large Design

Marijke Rudnik-Smalbraak - Literary Criticism - 1983 - 296 pages
...character and tale, can the book as a whole achieve its desired effect according to Richardson, and 'turn young people into a course of reading different from the pomp and parade of - 22 romance-writing . Such notions, incorporated in the prefatory pages of subsequent editions of...
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Samuel Richardson: Passion and Prudence

Valerie Grosvenor Myer - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 184 pages
...89) Richardson's letter to Aaron Hill, 1 February 1741, in which he states his intention of turning 'young people into a course of reading different from...and marvellous, with which novels generally abound', in the hope of promoting 'the cause of religion and virtue'. However, despite this and similar statements...
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Desire and Domestic Fiction: A Political History of the Novel

Nancy Armstrong - Desire in literature - 1987 - 300 pages
...turn young people into a course of reading different from the pomp and parade of romance- writing, and dismissing the improbable and marvellous, with...tend to promote the cause of religion and virtue." Selected Letters, ed. John Carroll (Oxford: Clarendon, 1964), p. 41. 13. John Stuart Mill, "The Subjection...
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Desire and Domestic Fiction: A Political History of the Novel

Nancy Armstrong - Desire in literature - 1987 - 300 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 reading different from the pomp and parade of romance- writing, and dismissing the improbable and marvellous, with which novels generally abound,...
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Love and Death in the American Novel

Leslie A. Fiedler - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 512 pages
...different from the pomp and parade of Romance writing, and dismissing the improbable and marvelous with which novels generally abound, might tend to promote the cause of religion and virtue." "The improbable and marvelous" are not, of course, necessarily opposed to "religion and virtue"; in...
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Authorship, Commerce, and Gender in Early Eighteenth-Century England: A ...

Catherine Ingrassia, Professor Catherine Ingrassia - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 230 pages
...written in an easy and natural manner . . . might possibly introduce a new species of writing, that might possibly turn young people into a course of...abound, might tend to promote the cause of religion and virtue."37 Richardson carefully distinguishes his work from "romance writing" and the "novel." He wants...
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Licensing Entertainment: The Elevation of Novel Reading in Britain, 1684–1750

William B. Warner - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 325 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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The English Novel in History, 1700-1780

John J. Richetti - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 290 pages
...dtsreputable and extravagant popular kind, Disdaining what he always referred to in his correspondence as "the pomp and parade of romance-writing, and dismissing...and marvellous, with which novels generally abound," Richardson sought in Pamela to "introduce a new species of writing."1- But his first novel, as many...
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Anti-Pamela and Shamela

Eliza Haywood, Henry Fielding - Fiction - 2004 - 336 pages
..."if written in an easy and natural manner ... might possibly introduce a new species of writing, that might possibly turn young people into a course of...abound, might tend to promote the cause of religion and virtue."1 Richardson carefully distinguishes his work from "romance writing" and the "novel" with their...
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Gothic: Eighteenth-century Gothic : Radcliffe, reader, writer, romancer

Fred Botting, Dale Townshend - Gothic revival (Literature) - 2004 - 329 pages
...deleterious effects of romances: stories like Pamela 'if written in an easy and natural manner [ . . . ] might possibly turn young people into a course of...romance-writing, and dismissing the improbable and the marvellous, with which novels generally abound, might tend to promote the cause of religion and...
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