THE APPEAL OF BEAUTY IN DISTRESS AS SEEN IN FANNY BURNEY'S 'EVELINA' AND SAMUEL RICHARDSON'S 'PAMELA'. SOME TYPOLOGICAL AND INTERTEXTUAL ISSUES
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The article aims to demonstrate that two 18th-century novels, Richardson's 'Pamela' (1740) and Burney's 'Evelina' (1778), were produced according to the same principle, which may be succinctly summed in Edmund Burke's phrase: 'Beauty in distress [is] much the most affecting beauty' ('Philosophical Enquiry', 1757). The narrative patterns and protagonists have a lot in common. Needless to say, both novels enjoyed tremendous popularity and success in their day, mostly with female audiences.
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