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epistolary

(archaic), epistolatory
(of a novel or other work) constructed in the form of a series of letters
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Bonnie Nelson has also highlighted links between Emily Herbert, an epistolary novel attributed to Elizabeth Inchbald, and Lady Susan, drawing attention to the similarities between Austen's Lady Susan and Inchbald's Lady Stanley (318).
Maraini Addresses Tamaro: Revising the Epistolary Novel.
To be sure, some literary historians had turned to the letter-writing manuals of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to establish a lineage for the epistolary novels that became so popular in England in the years after 1700, but very few scholars looked at any great quantity of actual letters in an effort to establish the boundaries and conventions of the genre.
The fact that he characterizes Zilia as "French" denies her the strategic use of the cross-cultural elements, the philosophical elements and even the epistolary elements, if his mention of Marivaux is read as a reference to Marivaux' epistolary novel La vie de Marianne.
The majority of the epistolary novel is comprised of Celie's letters, in uneducated, phonetically written speech, including secret letters to God in which she divulges her father's violations.
Although there is only one truly epistolary novel in Balzac's La Comedie humaine, Memoires de deux jeunes mariees, he was clearly interested in the narrative potential of letters within a novel.
Just think what Samuel Richardson would do if he were to rewrite his epistolary novel, Clarissa, on email.
Longenecker writes an epistolary novel narrating the last year of Antipas's life (name from Rev 2:13) to illustrate the social, economic, and religious climate and attitudes of first-century people.
Yehoshua); a novel told by the six major characters each in his or her own voice (The Lover, by Yehoshua); an epistolary novel (The Black Box, by Amos Oz); and the mixture of literary genres within one novel (See Under Love, by David Grossman).
She compares it with Canadians Carol Shields and Blanche Howard's epistolary novel A Celibate Season (1991)--a light bourgeois comedy of North Vancouver heterosexual marriage.
The second is The Letters of Davy Carr: A True Story of a Colored Vanity Fair, an epistolary novel by Edward Christopher Williams, who is recognized as the first African American to graduate from a library school and the first black librarian.
Alumit's manuscript was initially formulated as an epistolary novel, and Bong Bong's letters to Clift, nested inside the novel like core samples of Alumit's adolescent adoration, are some of the best prose in the book.