Considered one of the four pillars of Chinese literature, Romance of the Three Kingdoms is a historical epic that is about 800,000 words long. The novel is attributed to Luo Guanzhong and was written about the end of the Han dynasty and the subsequent Three Kingdoms era in Chinese history. Luo Guanzhong wrote the novel in the style of a historical narrative. By writing in the style of a historical narrative, Luo Guanzhong was able to blend historical fact with imagined characters and fictional situations. The story ends up being an epic novel that is made of historical fact, legend, and myth. Guanzhong was also known for his colloquial style of writing, which lends itself to being more informal and conversational in its tone. His works, including Romance of the Three Kingdoms, remain incredibly popular, despite the fact that the original novel was published in the fourteenth century.