A novel which is written in the form of letters – that imposes certain constrains but also makes possible an extreme form of realism (letters are credible documents), provides basis for more intimate correspondence is called epistolary novel.
Two authors who used wrote epistolary novels in the Restoration prose were:
- Samuel Richardson:
- o Pamela – almost all letters come from the heroine alone
- o Clarissa – besides Clarissa, there are three others letter writers – multiple viewpoints
- Tobias Smollett:
- o The Expedition of Humphry Clinker – ironic + epistolary: Richardson’s epistolary method, but the characters correspond only one way, each writes to a confidant outside the story – the characters never receive an answer, the reader has to participate more actively.
Explain Lawrence’s remarks. “It is strange, the incompatibility of death with life. It is one or the other”.
Q. Explain Lawrence’s remarks. “It is strange, the incompatibility of death with life. It is ...