The Appeal of Beauty in Distress as Seen in Fanny Burney'sEvelinaand Samuel Richardson'sPamela: Some Typological and in Tertextual Issues
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The article aims to demonstrate that two 18th-century novels, Richardson'sPamela(1740) and Burney'sEvelina(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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