Sir Charles Grandison by Samuel Richardson

The novel revolves around the character of Sir Charles Grandison, an ideal English gentleman who navigates the complexities of social expectations and personal virtue. He is admired for his integrity, benevolence, and sense of honor, qualities that make him the object of affection for several women. The story unfolds through a series of letters, primarily between the virtuous Harriet Byron, who falls in love with Sir Charles, and her correspondents. The narrative explores themes of morality, marriage, and the roles of men and women in 18th-century society, as characters grapple with their emotions and the challenges posed by family obligations, romantic rivalries, and societal pressures.

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