Samuel Richardson

Samuel Richardson (1689-1761) was a well known writer of the 18th century. But before being a writer he was a printer.
In 1738 his work as a printer was successful and a year later his friends asked him to write “a little volume of Letters, in a common style, on such subjects as might be of use to those country readers, who were unable to indite for themselves”; and it was when he was writing this book that he was inspired for his first and successful novel “Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded” . It took him five years to write his second and also successful novel “Clarissa, or the story of a young lady”. Between this two books he would also continue printing, and five years after his last book he published another novel “The History of Sir Charles Grandison”
Richardson died on the 4 of July of 1761 and was buried at St. Bride´s church near his first wife Martha.

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