historical fiction


noun

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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Examples from the Web for historical fiction

  • Secrets, scandals, and suspense steeped in authentic period detail provide a sumptuous feast for historical-fiction fans.

    This Week's Hot Reads|The Daily Beast|December 22, 2010|DAILY BEAST