This book inquires why the philosophes converge on Samuel Richardson and with what results. It focuses on the two-way or 'cross-Channel' flow in texts and ideas that continued between Britain and France throughout the long eighteenth century.
Introduction 1. Richardson's 'Religious' Novels 2. Voltaire: Nanine and Paméla 3. Voltaire: L'Ingénu and Lettres d'Amabed 4. Rousseau: Julie ou la Nouvelle Héloïse 5. Diderot: Éloge de Richardson and La Religieuse 6. Conclusion