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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:504  Date:1960 - 2017  Genre(s):Epistolary fiction, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Epistolary fiction, Epistolary fiction


Persian letters

by:Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat, baron de, 1689-1755

This novel tells the story of two Persian noblemen who have left their country - the modern Iran - to journey to Europe in search of wisdom. As they travel, they write home to wives and eunuchs in the harem and to friends in France and elsewhere. Their colourful observations on the culture differences between West and East conjure up Eastern sensuality, repression and cruelty in contrast to the freer, more civilized West - but here also unworthy nobles and bishops, frivolous women of fashion and conceited people of all kinds are satirized.

Editions:1513  Date:1715 - 2017  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:805  Date:1400 - 2018  Genre(s):Epistolary fiction, Epistolary fiction, Epistolary fiction

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Les liaisons dangereuses

by:Laclos, Choderlos de, 1741-1803

"Published just years before the French Revolution, Laclos's great novel of moral and emotional depravity is a disturbing and ultimately damning portrayal of a decadent society. Aristocrats and ex-lovers Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont embark on a sophisticated game of seduction and manipulation to bring amusement to their jaded lives. While Merteuil challenges Valmont to seduce an innocent convent girl, he is also occupied with the conquest of a virtuous married woman. Eventually their human pawns respond, and the consequences prove to be more serious-and deadly-than the players could have ever predicted"--Publisher description.

Editions:1504  Date:1782 - 2017  Genre(s):Epistolary fiction

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

by:Burney, Fanny, 1752-1840

A work by turns hilarious and grim, "Evelina" tells the story of a young woman's education in the ways of the world; it vividly renders life in eighteenth-century England and remains a much-read classic.

Editions:618  Date:1778 - 2018  Genre(s):Epistolary fiction, Bildungsromans, Love stories, Satire, Humorous fiction

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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:132  Date:1963 - 2013  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Epistolary fiction



by:Webster, Jean, 1876-1916

All sorts of things begin to happen when an orphaned boarding school student finally meets the wealthy guardian with whom she has corresponded for years sight unseen.

Editions:679  Date:1910 - 2018  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, 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.

Editions:107  Date:1020 - 2018  Genre(s):History, Epistolary fiction, Epistolary fiction, Epistolary fiction


Gilead : a novel

by:Robinson, Marilynne

In 1956, toward the end of Reverend John Ames's life, he begins a letter to his young son, an account of himself and his forebears. Ames is the son of an Iowan preacher and the grandson of a minister who, as a young man in Maine, saw a vision of Christ bound in chains and came west to Kansas to fight for abolition: He "preached men into the Civil War," then, at age fifty, became a chaplain in the Union Army, losing his right eye in battle. Reverend Ames writes to his son about the tension between his father--an ardent pacifist--and his grandfather, whose pistol and bloody shirts, concealed in an army blanket, may be relics from the fight between the abolitionists and those settlers who wanted to vote Kansas into the union as a slave state. And he tells a story of the sacred bonds between fathers and sons, which are tested in his tender and strained relationship with his namesake, John Ames Boughton, his best friend's wayward son. This is also the tale of another remarkable vision--not a corporeal vision of God but the vision of life as a wondrously strange creation. It tells how wisdom was forged in Ames's soul during his solitary life, and how history lives through generations, pervasively present even when betrayed and forgotten.

Editions:143  Date:2003 - 2019  Genre(s):Epistolary fiction, Christian fiction, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Christian fiction


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:178  Date:1999 - 2018  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Epistolary fiction, Bildungsromans, Juvenile works


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