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Saturday, 25 June 2011

Stuart's Daily Word Spot: Epistolary


Epistolary: adjective - of or pertaining to writing epistles or letters; in the form of a letter or letters; contained in or conducted by letters.
Many novels have been written in the epistolary style: Frankenstein84 Charing Cross Road, and Flowers for Algernon, share the epistolary structure. Most of the narrative comes to readers via letters or other forms of correspondence instead of the more traditional storytelling style.

‘The epistolary novel, 84 Charing Cross Road, transferred surprisingly well, from its series of letters crossing the Atlantic, into a stage play and a movie.’

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