Epistolary Fiction
Fictional tales told through letters, emails, diary entries, etc.
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6 Ella Minnow Pea
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7 The Color Purple
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8 Les Liaisons Dangereuses
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9 Frankenstein
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10 Flowers for Algernon
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11 The Curious Incident of the...
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12 The Woman in White
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13 The Screwtape Letters
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14 The Secret Diary of Adrian ...
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15 I Capture the Castle
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16 Wuthering Heights
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17 Fried Green Tomatoes at the...
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18 The Edge of Reason (Bridget...
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19 The Sorrows of Young Werther
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20 The Moonstone
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21 Lady Susan
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22 Daddy-Long-Legs & Dear Enem...
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23 Sabine's Notebook (Griffin ...
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24 We Need to Talk About Kevin
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25 Sorcery & Cecelia: or The E...
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26 Love, Rosie
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27 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
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28 The Yellow Wallpaper and Ot...
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29 Pamela. Or, Virtue Rewarded
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30 The Murder of Roger Ackroyd...
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31 Daddy-Long-Legs (Daddy-Long...
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32 Speak
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33 Clarissa, or, the History o...
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34 The Boy Next Door (Boy, #1)
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35 The Princess Diaries (The P...
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36 The Golden Mean (Griffin & ...
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37 Gilead
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38 Boy Meets Girl (Boy, #2)
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39 Code Name Verity (Code Name...
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40 Where'd You Go, Bernadette
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41 Feeling Sorry for Celia (As...
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42 Angus, Thongs and Full-Fron...
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43 The Historian
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44 The Absolutely True Diary o...
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45 Go Ask Alice
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46 Love and Friendship
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47 Evelina
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48 The Handmaid's Tale
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49 The Gryphon: In Which the E...
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50 Every Boy's Got One (Boy, #3)
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51 Attachments
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52 In the Time of the Butterflies
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53 Everything Is Illuminated
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54 A Woman Of Independent Means
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55 The Murder Of Bindy Mackenz...
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56 The Year of Secret Assignme...
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57 Letters from Skye
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58 The Diary of a Nobody
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59 Alexandria: In Which the Ex...
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60 The Morning Star: In Which ...
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61 Last Days of Summer
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62 Possession
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63 Cloud Atlas
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64 Dear Enemy (Daddy-Long-Legs...
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65 Life on the Refrigerator Door
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66 A Brief History of Montmara...
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67 The Glass Castle
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68 Book of a Thousand Days
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69 Freedom and Necessity
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70 Flashman (The Flashman Pape...
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71 The Wednesday Letters
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72 The Remains of the Day
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73 Fair and Tender Ladies
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74 The Elegance of the Hedgehog
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75 The Persian Letters
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76 The Father Christmas Letters
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77 The Astonishing Life of Oct...
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78 The Stranger
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79 The Grand Tour (Cecilia and...
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80 Almost Like Being in Love
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81 Le Lys dans la vallée
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82 The Jolly Postman, or Other...
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83 It's OK, I'm Wearing Really...
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84 The Mislaid Magician: or Te...
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84 Diary of a Worm
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86 Thus Was Adonis Murdered (H...
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87 Poor Folk
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89 These Is My Words (Sarah Ag...
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90 Diary of a Provincial Lady
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92 Angle of Repose
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93 Among Others
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94 We
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95 The Collector
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96 The Element of Lavishness: ...
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96 The Sorrows of Young Mike
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99 World War Z: An Oral Histor...
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100 The Documents in the Case
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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.)


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