Objective: Letters 1 - 9 An epistolary novel is a novel written as a series of documents, such as newspaper clippings, diary entries, or a similar form of narration. In the case of Persian Letters, the book is narrated through a series of letters. The objective of this lesson is to examine how Persian Letters fit into the genre of an epistolary novel and to discuss its potential purpose.
1) Independent Research: Students should research the definition of an epistolary novel and be able to identify what fits into the genre of an epistolary novel and what fits the form. Students should also find the Latin derivative, epistolary or epistola. Students should write a summary of the three types of epistolary novels.
2) Class Discussion: Given the research, students should discuss the following: How is an epistolary novel defined? What fits into an epistolary novel? What is the Latin derivative? Given...
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