epistolary novel

What is epistolary novel?

epistolary novel meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

A form of novel that reached its greatest popularity during the 18th century, in which the narrative is developed by the author in a series of letters (example: Clarissa by Samuel Richardson). Sometimes a novelist begins a work in epistolary style, then switches to conventional narrative (Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers). Synonymous with novel in letters.


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