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message 1: by Lanelle (last edited Jul 20, 2018 08:08PM) (new)

Lanelle According to Wikipedia, "There are three types of epistolary novels: monologic (giving the letters of only one character), dialogic (giving the letters of two characters), and polylogic (with three or more letter-writing characters)."


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Ruth Feiertag | 92 comments Mod
Those are useful terms to have. I’m trying to remember a monologic novel. _Clarissa_ maybe?

Ruth


message 3: by Lanelle (new)

Lanelle Ruth wrote: "Those are useful terms to have. I’m trying to remember a monologic novel. _Clarissa_ maybe?

Ruth"


Actually, Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady is one of the examples used by Wikipedia for the polylogic style. The article mentioned that that type can get confusing.


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Ruth Feiertag | 92 comments Mod
I read ages ago and couldn't remember whether anyone but the titular character wrote. Obviously the book didn't make a lasting impression on me. It seems to me that one of the joys of an epistolary novels is reading the exchanges of letters. I'm not sure I'd like reading a monologic novel.


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