The Historian Discussion Questions

Elizabeth Kostova
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  • Epistolary novels use documents like letters, news clippings, and legal papers to support, or even entirely present, the tale. In The Historian, many letters as well as some records to give the story authenticity. How would you present your life using the epistolary form? With diary entries? News articles? E-mail correspondence? Outline your epistolary autobiography, explaining which outside sources could be used to enhance the story of your life for a reader.
  • The characters in The Historian are all-too-aware of Bram Stoker's Victorian vampire classic, Dracula. Read Stoker's novel and note the similarities and differences between it and The Historian. Compare and contrast the novels in a short essay or in a group discussion.
  • Read a travel guide of Istanbul, Bulgaria, or Romania. Study the guide, including the maps, and see how well the place descriptions in the guide match Kostova's descriptions...

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