Shelley's epistolary novel
is her belated contribution to, and gothic conjuring of, the eighteenth-century rejuvenation of epistles in response to post-Enlightenment solipsism and the problem of the audience relationship in literature.
Pamela, however, is undoubtedly the first epistolary novel
, a novel told entirely in letters.
Less than 20 minutes into Tanghalang Pilipinos "Juego de Peligro"-an earnestly acted and ornately designed adaptation of Pierre Choderlos de Laclos 18th-century epistolary novel
"Les Liaisons Dangereuses" (famously remade first into the play "Dangerous Liaisons" by Christopher Hampton, then a movie directed by Stephen Frears that starred Glenn Close and John Malkovich)-its clear that the audience must shell out a little more focus and attention than usual, lest they get left behind by the mentally fatiguing proceedings.
Combining the epistolary novel
with a hell of a road trip (two great narrative devices come together at last!), Quick invests readers in the life of his sheltered, middle-aged hero.
An epistolary novel
written after Austen had apparently already begun to move away from the epistolary form, it is a novella with an unrepentantly "bad" heroine at its core, and seems to sit uneasily among Austen's mature novels, as well as within a narrative of development that sees Austen steadily "outgrow" the epistolary mode.
And does this spell the end for the epistolary novel
Often cited as the quintessential young adult story, this epistolary novel
follows the pseudonym-clad Charlie through his first year of high school.
He carries off this electronic-age rendition of an epistolary novel
with youthful aplomb.
* 19th century - The Lustful Turk, or Lascivious Scenes From a Harem, was a pre-Victorian epistolary novel
first published anonymously in 1828.
Nonetheless, bringing to visual life an epistolary novel
about the email friendship between Israeli and Palestinian youths tends to make the story's conceptual contrivance more obvious, and its can't-we-all-get-along message more heavy-handed.
The epistolary novel
, set in modern-day ystanbul, follows the story of two lovers who are torn apart by their own mental demons.