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Questions tagged [epistolary-novel]

For questions about the genre of epistolary novels: novels which take the form of a series of documents, typically letters but sometimes also diary entries, newspaper clippings, and other types of documents. If your question is about a particular epistolary novel, such as Dracula or Frankenstein, use the specific tags for that novel and author instead.

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Richardson's Pamela: Letters addressed only to her mother

I'm trying to write a critical commentary for the passage near the beginning of Pamela (letter XV) where she has her first 'Fit'. I've been trying to search for secondary criticism that discusses the ...
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What effect does an epistolary format have on our understanding of the book as a reader?

There are many great works of literature written in the form of an epistolary novel. However, many of those stories could have also been told in a more traditional novel form. What effect does the ...