A-Z: General definitions: Fiction


One of the main divisions of literature, being a narrative prose genre. The other main branches of literature are usually regarded as poetry, drama, and non-fiction. See novel, novella, short story, story, fable

It is a prose text that is invented by its author, usually as a novel or short story. It depicts events, people and happenings that either never happened, or cannot be proved to have happened as depicted. So called docu-dramas push at the edge of fiction and non-fiction, being closely based on actual reported events or people, but with the dialogue invented to a large extent.


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