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Samuel Richardson
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Born in Mackworth, Derbyshire
Born on 19th of August 1689
Died on 4th of July 1761

Born 1689. Died 1761 - English novelist.

Apprenticed to a printer, married his master’s daughter and set up his own business in London. Novels included Pamela (1740), Clarissa, Or the History of a Young Lady (1748) and Sir Charles Grandison (1754).

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