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Fictitious characters


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    • Fictional beings
    • Fictional characters
    • Fictional persons
    • Fictitious persons
    • Imaginary beings
    • Imaginary characters
    • Imaginary persons
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  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: 98-176787: Gaide, A. La protection des personnages fictifs par le droit d'auteur, 1998.
    • found: Random House(fictitious: of, pertaining to, or consisting of fiction; imaginatively produced or set forth; created by the imagination)
    • found: Characters in fictional worlds : understanding imaginary beings in literature, film, and other media, c2010.
    • found: Pringle, D. Imaginary people : a who's who of fictional characters from the eighteenth century to the present day, 1996.
    • found: Allen, D.P. The problems of the historical novelist in portraying real and imaginary characters as seen in certain historical novels, English and Australian, 196-.
    • found: Dictionary.com, Oct. 9, 2012(fictional character: an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story); "she is the main character in the novel"; related words: character, fictitious character)
    • found: WordIQ.com, Oct. 9, 2012(Fictional character. A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. More accurately, a fictional character is the person or conscious entity we imagine to exist within the world of such a work. In addition to people, characters can be aliens, animals, gods or, occasionally, inanimate objects. Characters are almost always at the center of fictional texts, especially novels and plays. It is, in fact, hard to imagine a novel or play without characters, though such texts have been attempted (James Joyce's Finnegans Wake is one of the most famous examples).)
    • found: The 100 greatest fictional characters of all time, via Fandomania website, Oct. 9, 2012.
    • found: Top ten imaginary characters, via FastTopTen website, Oct. 9, 2012.
    • found: Finn, R. Fictional beings in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, 2011.
  • Editorial Notes

    • subdivision [Characters] under names of individual literary authors; and headings for individual fictitious characters and groups of fictitious characters
  • Change Notes

    • 1999-05-26: new
    • 2018-11-01: revised
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