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Although normally associated with the crime genre, mystery fiction is considered a completely different genre in certain circumstances where the focus is on supernatural mystery (even if no crime is ...

Domain: Literature; Category: Genre

A horror story is told to deliberately scare or frighten the audience, through suspense, violence or shock. H. P. Lovecraft distinguishes two primary varieties in the "Introduction" to ...

Domain: Literature; Category: Genre

A story about a real person or event. Often, they are written in a text book format, which may or may not focus on solely that.

Domain: Literature; Category: Genre

A fantasy story is about magic or supernatural forces, rather than technology, though it often is made to include elements of other genres, such as science fiction elements, for instance computers or ...

Domain: Literature; Category: Genre

In literature, faction is a text depicted as based on real historical figures, and actual events, which are woven together with fictitious elements. Faction is often considered to be confusing to ...

Domain: Literature; Category: Genre

Erotic literature comprises fictional and factual stories and accounts of human sexual relationships which have the power to or are intended to arouse the reader sexually. Such erotica takes the form ...

Domain: Literature; Category: Genre

A crime story is about a crime that is being committed or was committed. It can also be an account of a criminal's life. It often falls into the Action or Adventure genres.

Domain: Literature; Category: Genre

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