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What is the purpose of historical fiction?

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What is the purpose of historical fiction?

Historical Fiction:

Historical fiction is defined as a fictional work that is set at least 25-30 years before the date in which it is written. For example, a book written about the 1979-81 Iran hostage crisis would be historical fiction if it was written today, but would not be considered historical fiction if the book was written in 1985.

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The purpose of historical fiction is to help people relive events and time periods of the past. Although the stories are fictional, many works of...

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