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Fiction broadly refers to any narrative that is derived from the imagination, or in other words, not based strictly on history or fact. It can also refer, more narrowly, to narratives written only in prose (the novel and short story), and is often used as a synonym for the novel. In its most narrow usage fiction refers to novels, but it may also denote any "literary narrative" (see literary fiction), including novels, novellas, and short stories. More broadly, fiction has come to encompass imaginative storytelling in any format, including writings, theatrical performances, comics, films, television programs, animations, games (most notably, video games and role-playing games), and so on.

A work of fiction implies the inventive act of constructing an imaginary world, so its audience does not typically expect it to be totally faithful to the real world in presenting only characters who are actual people or descriptions that are factually true. Instead, the context of fiction, generally understood as not adhering precisely to the real world, is more open to interpretation. Characters and events within a fictional work may even be set in their own context entirely separate from the known universe: an independent fictional universe.

Fiction's traditional opposite is non-fiction, a narrative work whose creator assumes responsibility for presenting only the historical and factual truth. The distinction between fiction and non-fiction however can be unclear in some recent artistic and literary movements, such as postmodern literature.

Available Books


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Route of the Aztecs
Title Page
Front Cover
The Pathfinder - The Pathfinder Rescues Mabel
The Prairie - Mahtonee Surprises the Sleeping Sentinel
The Prairie - The Pawnee and the Palefaces
Title Page
Miriam before Izon
The Battle at the Gate
Back Cover
The Last of the Mohicans - Hawkeye and the Bear take the Fox Prisoner
On the Parapet - Topeltzin's Magic
The Deerslayer - The Peril of Deerslayer
The Pioneers - Leatherstocking to the Rescue
The Pathfinder - Pathfinder Shoots at the Target
The Pioneers - The Young Hunter Saved the Sleigh from its Danger
Back Cover
The Deerslayer - Hetty and Hist in the Iroquois Encampment
Black Eagle on Guard
The Last of the Mohicans - Cora a Prisoner to the Hurons
Front Cover
The Fight on the Teocolli


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