Roman a clef

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Literary/ Cultural Context Note

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.

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Editors. "Roman a clef". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=966, accessed 24 November 2014.]


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