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historical fiction

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noun
  1. the genre of literature, film, etc., comprising narratives that take place in the past and are characterized chiefly by an imaginative reconstruction of historical events and personages.
  2. works of this genre, as novels and plays.
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saga, Bildungsroman, roman-fleuve

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