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29th Oct '16 3:06:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* Jaclyn Moriarty's Ashbury/Brookfield books are possibly the most creative example of epistolary narration. In order of publication, the books are ''Literature/FeelingSorryForCelia'', ''Literature/TheYearOfSecretAssignments'', ''Literature/TheMurderOfBindyMackenzie'', and ''TheGhostsOfAshburyHigh''.
* One of the stories in Bret Easton Ellis's collection ''The Informers'' is a series of letters written from a girl to Sean, the protagonist of his novel ''TheRulesOfAttraction''. [[spoiler: He never replies to any of them.]]

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* Jaclyn Moriarty's Ashbury/Brookfield books are possibly the most creative example of epistolary narration. In order of publication, the books are ''Literature/FeelingSorryForCelia'', ''Literature/TheYearOfSecretAssignments'', ''Literature/TheMurderOfBindyMackenzie'', and ''TheGhostsOfAshburyHigh''.
''Literature/TheGhostsOfAshburyHigh''.
* One of the stories in Bret Easton Ellis's collection ''The Informers'' is a series of letters written from a girl to Sean, the protagonist of his novel ''TheRulesOfAttraction''.''Literature/TheRulesOfAttraction''. [[spoiler: He never replies to any of them.]]



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29th Oct '16 3:05:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* OlderThanSteam: The TropeMaker is ''Prison of Love'' (''Cárcel de amor'') (1485) by Diego de San Pedro.

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* OlderThanSteam: The TropeMaker is ''Prison of Love'' (''Cárcel de amor'') (1485) by Diego de San Pedro.



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* The play ''Love Letters'' by A.R. Gurney is the correspondence between two characters; Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III over 50 years.

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* The play ''Love Letters'' by A.R. Gurney is the correspondence between two characters; Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III over 50 years.



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14th Oct '16 8:50:29 AM Andyroid
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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/56826/yes-apple-bloom-there-is-a-santa-hooves Yes, Apple Bloom, there is a Santa Hooves]] consists of a series of letters recording the Cutie Mark Crusaders and Applejack corresponding with Equestria's equivalent to Santa Claus.
4th Oct '16 9:28:54 AM Minni128
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* ''Paper Cranes'' is written as this and a {{Diary}}, as Ryuuko writes her letters to her IllGirl sister Satsuki in a diary that the latter had given her.

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* ''Paper Cranes'' is written as this and a {{Diary}}, as Ryuuko writes her letters to her passed-on IllGirl sister Satsuki in a diary that the latter had given her.
21st Sep '16 8:01:35 PM Minni128
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*''Paper Cranes'' is written as this and a {{Diary}}, as Ryuuko writes her letters to her IllGirl sister Satsuki in a diary that the latter had given her.
5th Sep '16 9:15:11 AM Jake
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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.
22nd Aug '16 8:41:45 AM GothicProphet
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Which form the novel takes can affect how information is revealed to us. If it is monologic then what we'll have is a single, possibly biased, view, and we may have to read between the lines to get the subtext or to note the characterization that comes through. When between just two characters, these novels are often love letters, or the restriction to just two characters will be used to compare the intimacy between these two compared to the rest of the world. When dealing with many characters, w\hich could be many-to-one, one-to-many or many-to-many, we can compare how one character treats two different characters, what they reveal in one case compared to another, etc. We can also return to the practice of revealing information not revealed to some of the characters and introduce DramaticIrony.

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Which form the novel takes can affect how information is revealed to us. If it is monologic then what we'll have is a single, possibly biased, view, and we may have to read between the lines to get the subtext or to note the characterization that comes through. When between just two characters, these novels are often love letters, or the restriction to just two characters will be used to compare the intimacy between these two compared to the rest of the world. When dealing with many characters, w\hich which could be many-to-one, one-to-many or many-to-many, we can compare how one character treats two different characters, what they reveal in one case compared to another, etc. We can also return to the practice of revealing information not revealed to some of the characters and introduce DramaticIrony.
22nd Aug '16 8:41:33 AM GothicProphet
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* ''FanFic/TheHandkerchiefFiles'' is a ''Literature/TheHobbit'' fanfic told entirely through letters between Gandalf and Saruman (with one letter from Radagast).
20th May '16 10:51:36 AM CaptEquinox
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* Creator/StephenKing 's short story "Jerusalem's Lot" (published in ''Literature/NightShift'') is a series of letters from the narrator to a colleague of his.

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* Creator/StephenKing 's short story "Jerusalem's Lot" (published in ''Literature/NightShift'') is a series of letters from the narrator to a colleague of his. He uses letters, newspaper and magazine articles, court transcripts and police reports in ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'', giving the story a strong sense of immediacy.



* A.S. Byatt's ''Literature/{{Possession}}'' revolves around a pair of modern day scholars discovering the letters of two fictional Victorian poets.

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* A.S. Byatt's ''Literature/{{Possession}}'' revolves around a pair of modern day scholars discovering the letters of two fictional Victorian poets. Various [[{{Diary}} diaries]] are also quoted at length.
2nd May '16 4:08:36 AM eroock
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* The narration of ''VideoGame/DearEsther'' consists of snippets of letters addressed to someone called Esther, voiced out by a male character as the player wanders around a haunted island.
-->''"Dear Esther, I sometimes feel as if I've given birth to this island..."''
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