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Serialized fiction


  • Fiction published as successive installments in a newspaper, magazine or other periodical.

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  • Form

    • Serialized fiction
  • Variants

    • Feuilletons (Serialized fiction)
    • Roman-feuilletons
    • Romans-feuilleton
    • Serialised fiction
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  • Sources

    • found: Oxford encyclopedia of British literature, via Oxford reference online, Nov. 9, 2012(serialization: the publication of a literary work as successive installments in a newspaper, magazine, or some other periodical format, rather than as a book; common in England in later seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and peaking in nineteenth century for narrative fiction; most Victorian novels we now read in single-volume paperback editions--from authors like Dickens, Thackeray, Stevenson, and Hardy--first appeared in newspapers, in magazines, and in monthly parts)
    • found: Merriam-Webster.com, Oct. 31, 2012(Feuilleton: a part of a European newspaper or magazine devoted to material designed to entertain the general reader; something (as an installment of a novel) printed in a feuilleton; a novel printed in installments; a work of fiction catering to popular taste; a short literary composition often having a familiar tone and reminiscent content)
    • found: Baldick, C. Oxford dictionary of literary terms, c2008(Feuilleton: A French term for the literary section of a daily newspaper: originally the lower part of the front page, devoted to drama criticism, but later a separate page or pages. The roman-feuilleton is a novel serialized in a newspaper: this form flourished in France in the 1840s)
    • found: Oxford English dictionaries website, Apr. 24, 2017(serialize (also serialise): 1. Publish or broadcast (a story or play) in regular instalments)
    • found: Merriam-Webster dictionary online, Apr. 24, 2017(serialise: British spelling of serialize; serialize: to arrange or publish in serial form; serialize a novel)
  • General Notes

    • Fiction published as successive installments in a newspaper, magazine or other periodical.
  • Change Notes

    • 2014-12-01: new
    • 2017-07-13: revised
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