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Glossary of Literary Theory
by Greig E. Henderson and Christopher Brown

Realism:

A literary movement of the nineteenth century which sought to represent human experience and society in a way that seems true to life. The term may be extended to refer to any literature that aims for verisimilitude. (See also Naturalism.)


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