roman-fleuve

roman-fleuve

[raw-mahn-flœv]
noun, plural romans-fleuves [raw-mahn-flœv] . French.
saga ( def 3 ).
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roman-fleuve (rɔmɑ̃flœv)
 
n , pl romans-fleuves
a novel or series of novels dealing with a family or other group over several generations
 
[literally: stream novel]

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roman-fleuve

series of novels, each one complete in itself, that deals with one central character, an era of national life, or successive generations of a family

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