Essays in the form of Postings to Listservs on Epistolary Literature

George Housman Thomas, Lily Dale reading a letter, The Last Chronicle of Barset

On this page, I have separated out those essays in the form of postings on epistolarity which I contributed to a year-long conversation on the Net on a literary listserv where a small group of people discussed Samuel Richardson's Clarissa. I have also edited essay-postings on epistolarity which I contributed to other conversations on other listservs on Jane Austen's novels and Anthony Trollope's fiction and non-fiction. The texts investigated below include Austen's Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey, novels from Trollope's Barchester series, Trollope's short stories, and his An Eye for an Eye, The American Senator, and Ayala's Angel.

From A Conversation On Sense and Sensibility:

From A Conversation On Mansfield Park:

From A Conversation On Northanger Abbey:

From Conversations On the Barchester Chronicles (Barchester Towers, Dr Thorne, Framley Parsonage, The Small House at Allington, and The Last Chronicle of Barsest), The American Senator and Ayala's Angel, and Trollope's Short Stories (specifically "The Editor's Tales")

Page Last Updated 15 February 2003