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Early works[ edit ] There are two theories on the genesis of the epistolary novel. The first claims that the genre originated from novels with inserted letters, in which the portion containing the third person narrative in between the letters was gradually reduced.
Other well-known examples of early epistolary novels are closely related to the tradition of letter-books and miscellanies of letters.
The immensely famous Letters of a Portuguese Nun Lettres portugaises generally attributed to Gabriel-Joseph de La Vergne, comte de Guilleraguesthough a small minority still regard Marianna Alcoforado as the author, is claimed to be intended to be part of a miscellany of Guilleragues prose and poetry.
The first novel to expose the complex play that the genre allows was Aphra Behn 's Love-Letters Between a Nobleman and His Sisterwhich appeared in three volumes in, and The novel shows the genre's results of changing perspectives: Behn furthermore explored a realm of intrigue with letters that fall into the wrong hands, faked letters, letters withheld by protagonists, and even more complex interaction.
The epistolary novel as a genre became popular in the 18th century in the works of such authors as Samuel Richardsonwith his immensely successful novels Pamela and Clarissa Starting in the 18th century, the epistolary form was subject to much ridicule, resulting in a number of savage burlesques.
The most notable example of these was Henry Fielding 's Shamelawritten as a parody of Pamela. In it, the female narrator can be found wielding a pen and scribbling her diary entries under the most dramatic and unlikely of circumstances.
So did the diarist Fanny Burney in a successful comic first novel, Evelina The epistolary novel slowly fell out of use in the late 18th century.
Although Jane Austen tried her hand at the epistolary in juvenile writings and her novella Lady Susanshe abandoned this structure for her later work. It is thought that her lost novel First Impressions, which was redrafted to become Pride and Prejudicemay have been epistolary: Pride and Prejudice contains an unusual number of letters quoted in full and some play a critical role in the plot.
The epistolary form nonetheless saw continued use, surviving in exceptions or in fragments in nineteenth-century novels. Mary Shelley employs the epistolary form in her novel Frankenstein Shelley uses the letters as one of a variety of framing devices, as the story is presented through the letters of a sea captain and scientific explorer attempting to reach the north pole who encounters Victor Frankenstein and records the dying man's narrative and confessions.
In the late 19th century, Bram Stoker released one of the most widely recognized and successful novels in the epistolary form to date, Dracula.
Printed inthe novel is compiled entirely of letters, diary entries, newspaper clippings, telegrams, doctor's notes, ship's logs, and the like.
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Types[ edit ] There are three types of epistolary novels: In addition, a crucial element in polylogic epistolary novels like Clarissa, and Dangerous Liaisons is the dramatic device of 'discrepant awareness': An important strategic device in the epistolary novel for creating the impression of authenticity of the letters is the fictional editor.
List of contemporary epistolary novels Epistolary novels have made several memorable appearances in more recent literature: John Cleland 's early erotic novel Fanny Hill is written as a series of letters from the titular character to an unnamed recipient. Sophia Briscoe used the form in both her novels: Marianne Ehrmann wrote the epistolary novel Amalie and Minna around Fyodor Dostoevsky used the epistolary format for his first novel, Poor Folkas a series of letters between two friends, struggling to cope with their impoverished circumstances and life in pre-revolution Russia.
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins uses a collection of various documents to construct a detective novel in English.
In the second piece, a character explains that he is writing his portion because another had observed to him that the events surrounding the disappearance of the eponymous diamond might reflect poorly on the family, if misunderstood, and therefore he was collecting the true story.
This is an unusual element, as most epistolary novels present the documents without questions about how they were gathered. He also used the form previously in The Woman in White Spanish foreign minister Juan Valera's Pepita Jimenez is written in three sections, the first and third being a series of letters, the middle part narrated by an unknown observer.
Bram Stoker 's Dracula uses not only letters and diaries, but also dictation cylinders and newspaper accounts. Kathrine Taylor 's Address Unknown is an anti-Nazi novel in which the final letter is returned marked "Address Unknown", indicating the disappearance of the German character.
Virginia Woolf used the epistolary form for her feminist essay Three Guineas Lewis used the epistolary form for The Screwtape Lettersand considered writing a companion novel from an angel 's point of view—though he never did so.
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