historical fiction

historical fiction

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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Main Entry:  historical fiction
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a novel set among actual events or a specific period of history; also called historical novel
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