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Biographical fiction (Genre/Form Term)

Preferred form: Biographical fiction
Used for/see from:
  • Biographic fiction
See also:

GSAFD, 2000 (Biographical fiction. Use for fictionalized accounts of the life of a real person. UF Biographical novels; Fiction, Biographical. NT Autobiographical fiction. RT Historical fiction)

LCSH, Oct. 21, 2014 (Biographical fiction. UF Biographic fiction)

Henry, L. The fiction dictionary, c1995 (biographical novel: a novel that transforms the life of a famous person into fiction through the imagination of individual scenes meant to show what kind of person the subject is. It will incorporate true biographical facts and will be historically accurate although it will also include imagined dialogues and incidents)

Fiction that depicts the lives of real people interspersed with fictional characters and events. For fiction in which real persons, places, or events are depicted under invented names see Romans à clef.

Note under Romans à clef

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