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The color purple : a novel

by:Walker, Alice, 1944-

Set in the period between the world wars, this novel tells of two sisters, their trials, and their survival.

Editions:486  Date:1960 - 2022  Genre(s):Epistolary fiction, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Epistolary fiction, Epistolary fiction

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Persian letters

by:Montesquieu, Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de la Brède et de, 1689-1755

Two Persian travellers arrive in Paris and report on the European society of the Enlightenment in their letters home. With biting satire they compare East and West, while unsettling news from the harem provides a suspenseful plot of jealousy and passion.

Editions:1079  Date:1715 - 2021  Genre(s):Epistolary fiction, History

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The expedition of Humphry Clinker

by:Smollett, T. (Tobias), 1721-1771

Humorous adventures of Welsh family's travels in England, Scotland and Wales are related in letters home.

Editions:860  Date:1654 - 2020  Genre(s):Epistolary fiction, Epistolary fiction, Epistolary fiction

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Evelina : or, the history of a young lady's entrance into the world

by:Burney, Fanny, 1752-1840

Evelina is the daughter of an English aristocrat, but is brought up in the country until her seventeenth birthday, because she is of dubious birth and unacknowledged. Once out in London and Bristol-Hotwells, Evelina learns through a series of humorous events how to navigate society, and a nobleman falls in love with her. This sentimental novel with its satirical remarks on society significantly influenced later, similar works, such as those by Jane Austen.

Editions:613  Date:1778 - 2021  Genre(s):Epistolary fiction, Bildungsromans, Love stories, Satire, Humorous fiction

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Speak

by:Anderson, Laurie Halse

"Speak up for yourself - we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows that this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast, because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether. Only her art class offers any solace, and is is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party: she was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. Her healing process has just begun when she has another violent encounter with him. But this time Melinda fights back, refuses to be silent, and thereby achieves a measure of vindication. In this powerful novel, an utterly believeable heroine with a bitterly ironic voice delivers a blow to the hypocritical world of high school. She speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while demonstrating the importance of speaking up for oneself.

Editions:141  Date:1999 - 2019  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Young adult works, Epistolary fiction, Juvenile works, Comics (Graphic works), Graphic novels

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Dear Mr. Henshaw

by:Cleary, Beverly

In his letters to his favorite author, ten-year-old Leigh reveals his problems in coping with his parents' divorce, being the new boy in school, and generally finding his own place in the world.

Editions:154  Date:1963 - 2017  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Epistolary fiction, Epistolary fiction, Epistolary fiction

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Daddy-long-legs

by:Webster, Jean, 1876-1916

Set in the USA around the turn of the century, this is the story of Judy Abbott, the orphan teenager rescued from an institution and sent to a young ladies' college by a mystery benefactor - seen only as a wavering, elongated shadow on the wall and thereafter called "Daddy-long-legs". Her development from an insecure and volatile girl to confident and attractive young woman, in love for the first time, is amusingly - and movingly - chronicled in her letters to her unknown guardian.

Editions:605  Date:1910 - 2021  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Epistolary fiction

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Les liaisons dangereuses

by:Laclos, Choderlos de, 1741-1803

The Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil enter into a personal competition to seduce and betray the innocent.

Editions:818  Date:0993 - 2020  Genre(s):Epistolary fiction, Epistolary fiction, Epistolary fiction

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

by:Shaffer, Mary Ann

As London is emerging from the shadow of World War II, writer Juliet Ashton discovers her next subject in a book club on Guernsey, a club born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi after its members are discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island. c2008.

Editions:142  Date:1020 - 2019  Genre(s):History, Epistolary fiction, Epistolary fiction, Epistolary fiction

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The perks of being a wallflower

by:Chbosky, Stephen

A coming of age novel about Charlie, a freshman in high school who is a wallflower, shy and introspective, and very intelligent. He deals with the usual teen problems, but also with the suicide of his best friend.

Editions:218  Date:1999 - 2021  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Epistolary fiction, Epistolary fiction, Bildungsromans

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