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Historical fiction (Genre/Form Term)

Preferred form: Historical fiction
Used for/see from:
  • Historical romances
  • Romances, Historical
See also:

Henry, L. The fiction dictionary, c1995 (Historical fiction: fiction that takes place during a definite, recognizable period in the real past; generally involves important political or social events of the day, as well as the daily lives of ordinary people; also includes fiction that uses actual historical figures as characters.)

GSAFD, 2000 (Historical fiction: Use for novels set during a time prior to the time in which they were written, and based around real events, people, or situations. UF Historical novels, Historical romances.)

Fiction set during a recognizable time prior to the time in which they were written.