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.
works of this genre, as novels and plays.
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Words nearby historical fiction
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Example sentences from the Web for historical fiction
Secrets, scandals, and suspense steeped in authentic period detail provide a sumptuous feast for historical-fiction fans.