It's almost time to go back to school, and that means reading a lot of long books--or better yet, letting someone else read them and tell you about it!
Samuel Richardson's Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded was first published in 1740, and it's, like, five million pages long, because people had nothing else to do in olden times. Pamela is written as a series of letters, which is called Episcopalian form.
The plot is basically this: Pamela is a servant girl whose boss wants to bang her, but she says no, because she's a Rules girl.Then he tries to rape her for a few hundred pages, and then they get married! Yay! There's nothing like a happy ending.
Next week: The Monk!