Epistolary Fiction
Fictional tales told through letters, emails, diary entries, etc.
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336 books · 402 voters · list created July 16th, 2008 by Jessica (votes) .
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Comments (showing 1-18 of 18) (18 new)

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message 1: by Amy (new)

Amy You know, 84 Charring Cross Road isn't exactly fiction. And yet I voted for it. D'OH!


message 2: by Hazel (last edited Feb 19, 2010 07:26AM) (new)

Hazel Good point, 84 Charing Cross Road is a lovely piece of non-fiction.


message 3: by Kaion (new)

Kaion Was Push epistolary? Gah, my brain is swiss cheese.


message 4: by Kelly (new)

Kelly I think there may be some suggestion that Push is the result of Precious' classwork, so it could be seen as a diary in a way. It's not really in a diary format, though, so it would be pushing the definition a tad.


message 5: by Amy (new)

Amy Hazel wrote: "Good point, 84 Charing Cross Road is a lovely piece of non-fiction."

Amy wrote: "You know, 84 Charring Cross Road isn't exactly fiction. And yet I voted for it. D'OH! "

I have since deleted my vote. :D


message 6: by Stacey (new)

Stacey As a GR librarian, I can delete the title if it's okay with everyone else. Don't want to upset anyone, but yes, 84 Charing Cross Road isn't fiction. :)


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Go ahead and delete it, Stacey.


message 8: by Julie (new)

Julie Oh, I love epistolary fiction!


message 9: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Deleted 84 Charing Cross Road.


message 10: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten Rodning I added a couple of books that are (fictional) diary entries or letters told verbally through a tape recording, such as the Handmaid's Tale. This medium isn't specified in the description, but I assume it counts. :)


message 11: by Elaine (new)

Elaine Wilhelm I loved Glass Castle, but I don't think it's epistolary fiction?


message 12: by ~♡Sushi♡~ (new)

~♡Sushi♡~ Anne Frank counts... even though it's not fiction...


message 13: by Debbie (new)

Debbie ~♡Sushi♡~ wrote: "Anne Frank counts... even though it's not fiction..."

Anne Frank should not be on this list, because the list title is "Epistolary Fiction".


message 14: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Deleted 84 Charing Cross Road. Again.


message 15: by Anna (new)

Anna Matsuyama Deleted Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl b/c it's nonfiction.


message 16: by Anna (new)

Anna Matsuyama Would Lolita count? The book is supposed to be Humbert's manuscript.


Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) Anna wrote: "Would Lolita count? The book is supposed to be Humbert's manuscript."

Yes, but that's (to a certain extent) the case with every first person narration. IIRC, Lolita is a hindsight narration in one piece -- I don't recall it having the immediacy and "piecemeal" plot development of a diary or correspondence ...

Debbie and Anna, thanks for deleting a few nonfiction entries. (@Sushi: That BTW includes Anne Frank's diary, which is clearly NOT epistolary fiction.)


message 18: by Booklovinglady (last edited Jan 30, 2015 11:09AM) (new)

Booklovinglady It's being told alright, but I don't remember Wuthering Heights (#14) as being told "through letters, emails, diary entries"? I might be wrong though, as it is an awfully long time since I've read it...


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