What is an example of historical fiction?
Historical fiction is one type of fictional writing. There is some aspect of non-fiction in this type of literature. Usually, the setting, time period, and even some events really happened in history. However, the main characters are fictional. Often, this type of literature is written about notable events in history. The flecks of truth in the story make the fictional portions seem much more real to the reader. One example of historical fiction is The Three Musketeers. This story takes place during a very tumultuous time in French and English history. Many of the events are true but the three musketeers themselves never existed. The characters based on the French king, the English king, and other important officials are simply an approximation. The author took what he knew about these men and used real events to spin a fictional story.
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