Study Guide

Pamela Chapter 1

By Samuel Richardson

Chapter 1

Preface by the Editor

  • In this preface, the fictional editor lists some features of "laudable or worthy Recommendations of any Work" and then claims that they are evident in the collection of letters that follows.
  • He says he is confident the work will get a "favourable Reception" (1.11).
  • Hey, you have to believe in yourself, you know?