Pamela is a maid in a big country house. But when her mistress dies, Pamela is left at the mercy of Mr B, her mistress’s son, who sets out to seduce her. Although she likes Mr B, Pamela is determined to keep her virtue. Will Mr B succeed, or will Pamela’s virtuous behaviour find its own reward? A highly influential novel, Pamela is a fascinating study of the struggle for power between men and women.