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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:482  Date:1960 - 2019  Genre(s):Epistolary fiction, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Epistolary fiction, Epistolary fiction

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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:1068  Date:1715 - 2017  Genre(s):Epistolary fiction, History

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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:624  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:113  Date:1963 - 2017  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Epistolary 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:118  Date:1999 - 2019  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Young adult works, Epistolary fiction, Juvenile works, Comic books, strips, etc, Graphic novels

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Dangerous liaisons

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:566  Date:1784 - 2018  Genre(s):Epistolary fiction, Epistolary fiction, Epistolary fiction

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Daddy-Long-Legs

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:544  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:122  Date:1020 - 2019  Genre(s):History, Epistolary fiction, Epistolary fiction, Epistolary fiction

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Gilead : a novel

by:Robinson, Marilynne

In 1956, toward the end of Rev. John Ames's life, he begins a letter to his young son, an account of himself and his forebears. This is also the tale of wisdom forged during his solitary life and how history lives through generations, pervasively present even when betrayed and forgotten.

Editions:148  Date:2000 - 2019  Genre(s):Epistolary fiction, Christian fiction, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Epistolary fiction

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The perks of being a wallflower

by:Chbosky, Stephen, 1970-

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:158  Date:1999 - 2019  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Epistolary fiction, Bildungsromans, Juvenile works

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