A Modern Take on the Serialized Novel


To marry the traditions of the Victorian novel to modern technology, allowing the reader, or listener, an involvement with the characters and the background of the story and the world in which it takes place, that would not have been possible until now, and yet to preserve within that the strongest traditions of storytelling, seems to me a marvelous goal and a real adventure.

“Downton Abbey” fans rejoice! The show’s creator, Julian Fellowes, has written a serialized novel, Belgravia, that will be available via an app this April, the New York Times writes. So when “Downton Abbey” comes to a close, you can get hooked on some of Fellowes’s newest storylines set in 19th century England.

Stephanie Bento is a writer, classical cellist, and photographer living in Washington, DC. In her writing, she is interested in exploring the musicality of sound and form, and our connection to time and place. Find out more about her creative work at saudadebelle.com, or say hello/bonjour on Twitter @saudadebelle. More from this author →