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* ''Literature/TheFurtherAdventuresOfBatman'': "Literature/TheBatmanMemos" is written as a set of memos internal to Selznick International Studios during 1942, as they attempt to create a ''Batman'' film with the support of Wayne Enterprises.
5th Apr '18 7:05:49 PM crazysamaritan
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* Popularised for use in English literature by Samuel Richardson with ''{{Pamela}}'' in 1740 and with ''Literature/{{Clarissa}}'' in 1748.
* OlderThanSteam: The TropeMaker is ''Prison of Love'' (''Cárcel de amor'') (1485) by Diego de San Pedro.

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\n* Popularised for Creator/SamuelRichardson popularized the use of "characters writing letters" in English literature by Samuel Richardson with ''{{Pamela}}'' in 1740 and with ''Literature/{{Clarissa}}'' in 1748.
two novels:
** ''{{Literature/Pamela}}'' (1740)
** ''{{Literature/Clarissa}}'' (1748)
* OlderThanSteam: The TropeMaker is ''Prison of Love'' ''Literature/PrisonOfLove'' (''Cárcel de amor'') (1485) by Diego de San Pedro.Creator/DiegoDeSanPedro is the TropeMaker, having written it in 1485, this trope is OlderThanSteam.



* ''Literature/TheScrewtapeLetters'' by Creator/CSLewis.

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* Creator/CSLewis:
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''Literature/TheScrewtapeLetters'' by Creator/CSLewis.is written from the PointOfView of a mid-level devil who is trying to advise someone's [[GoodAngelBadAngel shoulder demon]].



* ''Literature/FannyHill'' by John Cleland, consisting of two long letters from the title character to a woman addressed simply as "Madam."
* Creator/JaneAusten's ''Literature/LadySusan'', which has been compared to ''Les Liaisons Dangereuses'' above, both for its structure and the similarity between Lady Susan and the Marquise de Merteuil. Also Jane Austen's self-parody ''Literature/LoveAndFreindship'' (Not a misspelling: that's how she spelled the title).
** Early drafts of her ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'' were written this way, under the name ''Elinor and Marianne''.
* ''Literature/TheBible'', a ScrapbookStory taken all together, contains Paul's Epistles which are just that - epistles, i.e. letters. Also, the Revelations of John of Patmos consist of letters to various Christian communities.

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* ''Literature/FannyHill'' by John Cleland, consisting consists of two long letters from the title character to a woman addressed simply as "Madam."
* Creator/JaneAusten's ''Literature/LadySusan'', which has been compared to ''Les Liaisons Dangereuses'' above, both for its structure and the similarity Creator/JaneAusten:
** ''Literature/LadySusan'' is composed entirely of letters
between Lady Susan and the Marquise de Merteuil. Also Jane Austen's self-parody Merteuil.
**
''Literature/LoveAndFreindship'' (Not (not a misspelling: that's how she spelled the title).
title) was a self-parody written as a series of letters.
** Early drafts of her ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'' were written this way, as letters, under the name ''Elinor and Marianne''.
* ''Literature/TheBible'', a ScrapbookStory taken all together, contains together:
**
Paul's Epistles which are just that - epistles, i.e. letters. Also, the
** The
Revelations of John of Patmos consist of letters to various Christian communities.



* ''Literature/DaddyLongLegs'', by Jean Webster consists solely of letters written by the protagonist, Judy Abbott. Its sequel, ''My Dear Enemy,'' has the new protagonist, Sallie, writing letters to her old friend Judy and other characters.
* The UsefulNotes/NewberyMedal winner ''Literature/DearMrHenshaw'' consists entirely of the protagonist's letters to Mr. Henshaw (as well as his own diary entries).
** All of the 'letters', after the halfway point of the book, are actually diary entries; the protagonist's creative-writing teacher told him to pretend he was writing to someone to make it easier. The dropping of "Dear Mr. Henshaw" at the beginning of entries signifies his getting used to journaling.

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* ''Literature/DaddyLongLegs'', by Jean Webster Creator/JeanWebster:
** ''Literature/DaddyLongLegs''
consists solely of letters written by the protagonist, Judy Abbott. Its sequel, ''My Dear Enemy,'' has the Abbott.
** ''Literature/MyDearEnemy'', is a sequel to ''Daddy Long Legs'', featuring a
new protagonist, Sallie, Sallie. Sallie is writing letters to her old friend Judy and other characters.
* The UsefulNotes/NewberyMedal winner ''Literature/DearMrHenshaw'' consists entirely of the protagonist's letters to Mr. Henshaw (as well as his own diary entries).
** All of the 'letters', after the halfway point of the book, are
is actually diary entries; a {{Diary}} written in the form of letters. The protagonist's creative-writing teacher told him to pretend he was writing to someone to make it easier. The dropping of "Dear Mr. Henshaw" at the beginning of entries signifies his getting used to journaling.



* ''Literature/SorceryAndCecelia'', by Creator/PatriciaCWrede and Creator/CarolineStevermer, consists entirely of letters written between two protagonists, each voiced by one of the authors. There are currently three in the series, which is set in a RegencyEngland with magic.

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* ''Literature/SorceryAndCecelia'', The ''Literature/SorceryAndCecelia'' series, by Creator/PatriciaCWrede and Creator/CarolineStevermer, consists entirely of letters written between two protagonists, each voiced by one of the authors. There are currently three books in the series, which is set in a RegencyEngland with magic.



* ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' is written as a collection of letters, ship's logs, and diary entries.
** Its unofficial sequels, ''Bloodline'' and ''Bloodline: Reckoning'' by Kate Cary, follow suit.
* ''LETTERS'', by John Barth, is an epistolary novel which consists of a series of letters in which Barth (or, at least, a character known as "The Author") and characters from his other books interact.

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* ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'', by Creator/BramStoker, is written as a collection of letters, ship's logs, and diary entries.
** Its unofficial sequels, * Creator/KateCary wrote ''Bloodline'' and ''Bloodline: Reckoning'' Reckoning'', stories that continue the letters and {{diary}} entries used by Kate Cary, follow suit.
''Literature/{{Dracula}}''.
* ''LETTERS'', by John Barth, Creator/JohnBarth, is an epistolary novel which consists of a series of letters in which Barth (or, at least, a character known as "The Author") and characters from his other books interact.



* Lucy Kellaway's ''Who Moved My [=BlackBerry=]?'' is told through emails.

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* Lucy Kellaway's Creator/LucyKellaway's ''Who Moved My [=BlackBerry=]?'' is told through emails.
1st Apr '18 6:38:32 PM Kid
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* The Griffin and Sabine books are presented in the form of postcards sent from Griffin to his penpal Sabine and vice versa.
** As is their parody, ''Sheldon and Mrs. Levine, An Excruciating Correspondence'' by Sam Bobrick and Julie Stein
23rd Jan '18 7:50:34 AM costanton11
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* The NewberyMedal winner ''Literature/DearMrHenshaw'' consists entirely of the protagonist's letters to Mr. Henshaw (as well as his own diary entries).

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* The NewberyMedal UsefulNotes/NewberyMedal winner ''Literature/DearMrHenshaw'' consists entirely of the protagonist's letters to Mr. Henshaw (as well as his own diary entries).
6th Jan '18 8:22:32 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/TheBBC Radio 4 (and [[SoundToScreenAdaptation later]] {{ITV}}) series ''Ladies of Letters''.

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* Creator/TheBBC Radio 4 (and [[SoundToScreenAdaptation later]] {{ITV}}) Creator/{{ITV}}) series ''Ladies of Letters''.
18th Dec '17 6:19:26 PM Andyroid
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* ''Stars'' is a ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' fanfic that takes the form of e-mails exchanged between Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde during the latter's time at police academy.

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* ''Stars'' is a ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' fanfic that takes the form of a string of e-mails and text messages exchanged between Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde during the latter's time at police academy.
17th Dec '17 1:12:26 PM Andyroid
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* ''Stars'' is a ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' fanfic that takes the form of e-mails exchanged between Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde during the latter's time at police academy.
6th Sep '17 11:32:35 PM PaulA
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* The first half of Creator/HPLovecraft's novella, ''The Whisperer in Darkness'' consists almost entirely of a correspondence of letters exchanged between the first-person narrator and another character, until the protagonist decides to visit his penfriend in person.

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* The first half of Creator/HPLovecraft's novella, ''The Whisperer in Darkness'' novella ''Literature/TheWhispererInDarkness'' consists almost entirely largely of a correspondence of letters exchanged between the first-person narrator Professor Wilmarth and another character, Henry Akeley, with some bridging narration by Wilmarth, until the protagonist Wilmarth decides to visit his penfriend in person.
2nd Sep '17 8:57:11 AM Thunderchin
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* The first third or so of ''Fanfic/TheNextFrontier'' consists of a series of blog entries, mostly written by [[VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram Jebediah Kerman]], and the comments underneath them. Blog entries appear a few times throughout the rest of the story as a CaptainsLog-esque framing device for a bit of exposition.

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* The first third or so of ''Fanfic/TheNextFrontier'' consists of a series of blog entries, mostly written by [[VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram Jebediah Kerman]], and the comments underneath them. Blog entries appear a few times throughout the rest of the story as a CaptainsLog-esque framing device for a bit of exposition. It also functions as a FourthWallMailSlot, as the blog's comments and Q&A questions are nearly all supplied by the early readers of the story.
13th Jul '17 3:20:39 PM LadyNorbert
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* ''Across the Waking Sea'', a side volume in the ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' fic series ''Fanfic/TwiceUponAnAge'', consists entirely of letters exchanged between [[TheStoryteller Varric Tethras]] and [[ShipTease Bethany Hawke]].



** Early drafts of her ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'' were written this way, under the name ''Elinor and Marianne''.



* ''Literature/DaddyLongLegs'', by Jean Webster consists solely of letters written by the protagonist, Judy Abbott. Its sequel ''My Dear Enemy'' has the new protagonist, Sallie, writing letters to her old friend Judy.

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* ''Literature/DaddyLongLegs'', by Jean Webster consists solely of letters written by the protagonist, Judy Abbott. Its sequel sequel, ''My Dear Enemy'' Enemy,'' has the new protagonist, Sallie, writing letters to her old friend Judy.Judy and other characters.
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