Roman a clef (35 words)

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From the French meaning novel with a key, a novel where the fiction represents actual persons and events thinly disguised by pseudonyms. The reader who has the key can read the novel as real history.

Editors. "Roman a clef". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[, accessed 25 October 2016.]

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  1. Literary Genres and Modes