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Eighteenth-Century Women's Writing and the Methodist Media Revolution'Consider the Lord as Ever Present Reader'$
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Andrew O. Winckles

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781789620184

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781789620184.001.0001

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The Secret Textual History of Pamela, Methodist

The Secret Textual History of Pamela, Methodist

(p.74) Chapter Three The Secret Textual History of Pamela, Methodist
Eighteenth-Century Women's Writing and the Methodist Media Revolution

Andrew O. Winckles

Liverpool University Press

Chapter Three explores how the manuscript practices of early Methodism, and particularly the writing and circulation of familiar and spiritual letters can be mapped onto the discourse culture that brought about the publication of Samuel Richardson’s Pamela and the media storm it engendered. In particular, it focuses on a collection of letters that were sent to Charles Wesley by female converts during the early years of the revival. Analysis of the form, content, and circulation of these types of spiritual letters helps make clear some of the links between the discourse of evangelicalism and the discourse of the early novel, most notably in the shared textual histories and similar protocols of mediation that define early works in each field.

Keywords:   Manuscript culture, Letters, Samuel Richardson, Pamela, Charles Wesley

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