Other Epistolary Novels
Lady Susan: A Novella
A tongue-in-cheek account of the exploits of a depraved and stunningly beautiful widow.
HonorĂ© de Balzac
Letters of Two Brides
Two women who became friends during their education at a convent correspond over a 17 year period, exchanging letters describing their lives.
Griffin and Sabine
A London card-designer and a mysterious South Pacific islander correspond through a series of handmade postcards and colorful envelopes.
E-mails written between the employees of an advertising agency and some of their business partners reveal all kinds of human weaknesses in the office setting.
Love-Letters Between a Nobleman and His Sister
In 17th century England, the naĂŻve Sylvia learns of her own sexuality and desires as she is seduced by her brother Philander in a series of letters.
The Pull of the Moon
A Massachusetts womanâ€™s mid-life crisis detailed in letters and journal entries as she impulsively travels west.
A comedic look at high society in late eighteenth-century Britain told through the letters of a young, innocent country girl as she learns the ways of her society through misunderstandings and embarrassing social errors.
The Boy Next Door
Amusing e-mails recount the budding romance between New York City gossip columnist Melissa Fuller and her elderly neighborâ€™s nephew.
To My Ex-Husband
An ex-wife writes letters to the man who had been both her husband and best friend, healing herself by the process.
Ella Minnow Pea
When a totalitarian government bans the use of certain letters in the alphabet, islanders who live there still manage to communicate via the written word, often in highly creative, original ways.
The madcap adventures of a travel columnist posted to friends and family as she circles the globe.
E-mail: A Love Story
A married woman has an online love affair.
Be My Knife
A love affair by letter between a rare book dealer and the mysterious woman he glimpses at a class reunion.
A Woman of Independent Means
The triumphs and tragedies of a woman who is independent in many ways, told in sixty years of the letters she writes.
84, Charing Cross Road
Twenty years of correspondence and shared bibliophilia between the author and a London bookseller.
Pierre Ambroise FranĂ§ois Choderlos de Laclos
Les Liaisons Dangereuses
In 18th Century France, two aristocratic rivals use sex as a weapon to humiliate and degrade others.
The Screwtape Letters
Instructional correspondence between a senior demon, Screwtape, and his diabolical nephew Wormwood.
Luanne Rice and Joe Monninger
An estranged husband and wife exchange searching, intimate letters that trace the history of their love affair.
Pamela; Or, Virtue Rewarded
A classic epistolary novel of seduction and romance first published in 1740, now considered the first modern English novel.
The tragic story of a heroine whose quest for virtue is continually thwarted by her family.
The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters
A struggling scriptwriter writes to her younger sister who has been diagnosed with cancer, and to many friends, relatives and coworkers.
A scientist learns how to create life and creates a being in the likeness of man, but larger than average and more powerful.
We Need to Talk About Kevin
In a series of brutally introspective missives to her husband, a mother tries to come to grips with the fact that their teenage son has killed seven students and two adults with his crossbow.
The Christmas Letters
Three generations of Pickett family Christmas letters (and recipes), beginning in 1944.
Fair and Tender Ladies
Ivy Rowe lives in the Appalachian mountains of Virginia, and writes like a poet despite little formal education, spilling her joys and sorrows into decades of letters.
Letters and diary entries recount the story of Count Dracula, a tragic, night-dwelling specter who feeds upon the blood of the living.
The Color Purple
Letters between two sistersâ€”one a missionary in Africa, the other a wife trapped in an abusive marriage.
Hugh Walpole and J.B. Priestley
A succesful young artist writes to his old friend as he seeks out the woman who captured his heart in the theatre the previous night.
Daddy Long Legs and Dear Enemy
The adventures of an orphan named Judy Abbott, whose letters to her anonymous male benefactor trace her development as an independent thinker and writer.
Jane Roberts Wood
The Train to Estelline
Letters home from a young woman who moves to west Texas to teach in 1911.
List provided by the staff at the West University Branch Library of the Harris County Public Library in Texas.