Pamela was Samuel Richardson's first work of fiction. It is an epistolary novel, that is one written in letters.
The novel talk about Pamela Andrews, a young servantil girl. Pamela has been the servant of Lady B. for many years. When the noblewoman dies, Pamela is much grieved: she loves Lady B. because she had given her an education far biyond her means and Pamela is also worried about her future.