10 First-Class Epistolary Novels

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10 First-Class Epistolary Novels

In our increasingly digitized world, we’ve lost payphones, typewriters, floppy disks, beepers, cassette tapes and, soon, even the teaching of cursive in schools. But epistolary novels continue to champion the intimate, relaxed approach of telling a story through letters, journals and other forms of personal communication. If you’re unsure if you’ve ever read such a novel, perhaps these famous titles ring a bell: Dracula, Bridget Jones’ Diary, World War Z and Super Sad True Love Story. In any case, here are 10 more epistolary tales worth reading. Pull up a chair, light a candle and dive in.