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Index Narration

Narration is the use of a written or spoken commentary to convey a story to an audience. [1]

133 relations: A Song of Ice and Fire, After the First Death, Alias Grace, Antagonist, Argumentation theory, As I Lay Dying, Audience, Author, Bleak House, Bram Stoker, Bridget Jones's Diary, Bright Lights, Big City (novel), C. S. Lewis, Carlos Fuentes, Character (arts), Charles Dickens, Charles Kinbote, Charles Stross, Cristina García (journalist), D. J. MacHale, Description, Doom (1993 video game), Dr. Watson, Dracula, Dreaming in Cuban, England, Entity, Epistolary novel, Ernest Hemingway, Ethan Frome, Exposition (narrative), Film, First-person shooter, Flashback (narrative), Flora Rheta Schreiber, Focal character, Frankenstein, Free indirect speech, George Eliot, George R. R. Martin, Grading in education, Grammatical person, Grammatical tense, Halting State, Harry Potter, Helen Fielding, Hills Like White Elephants, Historical present, Holden Caulfield, Horror film, ..., Interactive fiction, J. R. R. Tolkien, James Joyce, Jay McInerney, John Dowell, Junot Díaz, Leo Tolstoy, Les Liaisons dangereuses, Literary element, Lolita, Lorrie Moore, Margaret Atwood, Mary Shelley, Memoir, Metal Gear Solid, Multiperspectivity, Narrative, Narrative structure, Nathaniel Hawthorne, National Curriculum assessment, Nelly Dean, Novel, Objectivity (philosophy), Omniscience, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (novel), Only Forward, Opening narration, Pace (narrative), Pale Fire, Pendragon: Journal of an Adventure through Time and Space, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Plot (narrative), Present, Prophecy, Protagonist, Psychosis, Rabindranath Tagore, Rhetorical modes, Robert Cormier, Robert Jordan, Robert Louis Stevenson, Satire, Shirley Ardell Mason, Short story, Simulation video game, Spiderweb Software, Story within a story, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Stream of consciousness (narrative mode), Suzanne Collins, Sybil (Schreiber book), The Catcher in the Rye, The Dead (short story), The Death of Artemio Cruz, The Gift (Nabokov novel), The Good Soldier, The Great Gatsby, The Handmaid's Tale, The Heroes of Olympus, The Home and the World, The Horus Heresy (novels), The Hunger Games, The Lord of the Rings, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, The Old Man and the Sea, The Poisonwood Bible, The Screwtape Letters, The Sound and the Fury, The Tell-Tale Heart, The View from Saturday, The Wheel of Time, To Kill a Mockingbird, Treasure Island, Ulysses (novel), Unreliable narrator, Video game, Virtual camera system, Vladimir Nabokov, William Faulkner, Wuthering Heights, Young Goodman Brown, Zork, 3D computer graphics. Expand index (83 more) »

A Song of Ice and Fire

A Song of Ice and Fire is a series of epic fantasy novels by the American novelist and screenwriter George R. R. Martin.

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After the First Death

After the First Death (1979) is a suspense novel for young adults by American author Robert Cormier.

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Alias Grace

Alias Grace is a novel of historical fiction by Canadian writer Margaret Atwood.

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An antagonist is a character, group of characters, institution or concept that stands in or represents opposition against which the protagonist(s) must contend.

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Argumentation theory

Argumentation theory, or argumentation, is the interdisciplinary study of how conclusions can be reached through logical reasoning; that is, claims based, soundly or not, on premises.

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As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying is a 1930 novel, in the genre of Southern Gothic, by American author William Faulkner.

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An audience is a group of people who participate in a show or encounter a work of art, literature (in which they are called "readers"), theatre, music (in which they are called "listeners"), video games (in which they are called "players"), or academics in any medium.

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An author is the creator or originator of any written work such as a book or play, and is thus also a writer.

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Bleak House

Bleak House is a novel by English author Charles Dickens, first published as a serial between March 1852 and September 1853.

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Bram Stoker

Abraham "Bram" Stoker (8 November 1847 – 20 April 1912) was an Irish author, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula.

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Bridget Jones's Diary

Bridget Jones's Diary is a 1996 novel by Helen Fielding.

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Bright Lights, Big City (novel)

Bright Lights, Big City is an American novel by Jay McInerney, published by Vintage Books on August 12, 1984.

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C. S. Lewis

Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist.

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Carlos Fuentes

Carlos Fuentes Macías (November 11, 1928 – May 15, 2012) was a Mexican novelist and essayist.

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Character (arts)

A character (sometimes known as a fictional character) is a person or other being in a narrative (such as a novel, play, television series, film, or video game).

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Charles Dickens

Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic.

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Charles Kinbote

Charles Kinbote is the unreliable narrator in Vladimir Nabokov's novel Pale Fire.

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Charles Stross

Charles David George "Charlie" Stross (born 18 October 1964) is an award-winning British writer of science fiction, Lovecraftian horror, and fantasy.

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Cristina García (journalist)

Cristina García (born July 4, 1958) is a Cuban-born American journalist and novelist.

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D. J. MacHale

Donald James "D.J." MacHale (born March 11, 1956) is an American writer, director, and executive producer.

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Description is the pattern of narrative development that aims to make vivid a place, an object, a character, or a group.

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Doom (1993 video game)

Doom (typeset as DOOM in official documents and stylized as DooM in other media) is a 1993 first-person shooter (FPS) video game by id Software.

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Dr. Watson

John H. Watson, known as Dr.

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Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker.

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Dreaming in Cuban

Dreaming in Cuban is the first novel written by author Cristina García, and was a finalist for the National Book Award.

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England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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An entity is something that exists as itself, as a subject or as an object, actually or potentially, concretely or abstractly, physically or not.

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Epistolary novel

An epistolary novel is a novel written as a series of documents.

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Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American novelist, short story writer, and journalist.

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Ethan Frome

Ethan Frome is a book published in 1911 by the Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Edith Wharton.

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Exposition (narrative)

Narrative exposition is the insertion of important background information within a story; for example, information about the setting, characters' backstories, prior plot events, historical context, etc.

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A film, also called a movie, motion picture, moving pícture, theatrical film, or photoplay, is a series of still images that, when shown on a screen, create the illusion of moving images.

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First-person shooter

First-person shooter (FPS) is a video game genre centered around gun and other weapon-based combat in a first-person perspective; that is, the player experiences the action through the eyes of the protagonist.

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Flashback (narrative)

A flashback (sometimes called an analepsis) is an interjected scene that takes the narrative back in time from the current point in the story.

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Flora Rheta Schreiber

Flora Rheta Schreiber (April 24, 1918 – November 3, 1988), an American journalist, was the author of the 1973 bestseller Sybil, the story of a woman (identified years later as Shirley Ardell Mason) who had a dissociative identity disorder and allegedly had 16 different personalities.

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Focal character

In any narrative, the focal character is the character on whom the audience is meant to place the majority of their interest and attention.

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Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley (1797–1851) that tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque but sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.

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Free indirect speech

Free indirect speech is a style of third-person narration which uses some of the characteristics of third-person along with the essence of first-person direct speech; it is also referred to as free indirect discourse, free indirect style, or, in French, discours indirect libre.

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George Eliot

Mary Anne Evans (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880; alternatively "Mary Ann" or "Marian"), known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, poet, journalist, translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era.

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George R. R. Martin

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Grading in education

Grading in education is the process of applying standardized measurements of varying levels of achievement in a course.

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Grammatical person

Grammatical person, in linguistics, is the grammatical distinction between deictic references to participant(s) in an event; typically the distinction is between the speaker (first person), the addressee (second person), and others (third person).

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Grammatical tense

In grammar, tense is a category that expresses time reference with reference to the moment of speaking.

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Halting State

Halting State is a novel by Charles Stross, published in the United States on 2 October 2007 and in the United Kingdom in January 2008.

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Harry Potter

Harry Potter is a series of fantasy novels written by British author J. K. Rowling.

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Helen Fielding

Helen Fielding is an English novelist and screenwriter, best known as the creator of the fictional character Bridget Jones, and a sequence of novels and films beginning with the life of a thirtysomething singleton in London trying to make sense of life and love.

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Hills Like White Elephants

"Hills Like White Elephants" is a short story by Ernest Hemingway.

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Historical present

In linguistics and rhetoric, the historical present or historic present (also called dramatic present or narrative present) is the employment of the present tense when narrating past events.

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Holden Caulfield

Holden Caulfield is a fictional character in author J. D. Salinger's 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye.

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Horror film

A horror film is a film that seeks to elicit a physiological reaction, such as an elevated heartbeat, through the use of fear and shocking one’s audiences.

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Interactive fiction

Interactive fiction, often abbreviated IF, is software simulating environments in which players use text commands to control characters and influence the environment.

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J. R. R. Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, (Tolkien pronounced his surname, see his phonetic transcription published on the illustration in The Return of the Shadow: The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part One. Christopher Tolkien. London: Unwin Hyman, 1988. (The History of Middle-earth; 6). In General American the surname is also pronounced. This pronunciation no doubt arose by analogy with such words as toll and polka, or because speakers of General American realise as, while often hearing British as; thus or General American become the closest possible approximation to the Received Pronunciation for many American speakers. Wells, John. 1990. Longman pronunciation dictionary. Harlow: Longman, 3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.

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James Joyce

James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish novelist, short story writer, and poet.

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Jay McInerney

John Barrett "Jay" McInerney, Jr. (born January 13, 1955) is an American novelist.

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John Dowell

John Derek Dowell FRS (born 6 January 1935) is a British physicist, and emeritus professor at University of Birmingham.

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Junot Díaz

Junot Díaz (born December 31, 1968) is a Dominican-American writer, creative writing professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and fiction editor at Boston Review.

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Leo Tolstoy

Count Lyov (also Lev) Nikolayevich Tolstoy (also Лев) Николаевич ТолстойIn Tolstoy's day, his name was written Левъ Николаевичъ Толстой.

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Les Liaisons dangereuses

Les Liaisons dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons) is a French epistolary novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, first published in four volumes by Durand Neveu from March 23, 1782.

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Literary element

A literary element, or narrative element, or element of literature is a constituent of all works of narrative fiction—a necessary feature of verbal storytelling that can be found in any written or spoken narrative.

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Lolita is a 1955 novel written by Russian American novelist Vladimir Nabokov.

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Lorrie Moore

Lorrie Moore (born Marie Lorena Moore; January 13, 1957) is an American fiction writer known mainly for her humorous and poignant short stories.

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Margaret Atwood

Margaret Eleanor Atwood (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, inventor, teacher and environmental activist.

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Mary Shelley

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (née Godwin; 30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851) was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel ''Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus'' (1818).

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A memoir (US: /ˈmemwɑːr/; from French: mémoire: memoria, meaning memory or reminiscence) is a collection of memories that an individual writes about moments or events, both public or private, that took place in the subject's life.

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Metal Gear Solid

Metal Gear Solid is an action-adventure stealth video game produced by Konami Computer Entertainment Japan and released for the PlayStation in 1998.

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Multiperspectivity (sometimes polyperspectivity) is a characteristic of narration or representation, where more than one perspective is represented to the audience.

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A narrative or story is a report of connected events, real or imaginary, presented in a sequence of written or spoken words, or still or moving images, or both.

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Narrative structure

Narrative structure, a literary element, is generally described as the structural framework that underlies the order and manner in which a narrative is presented to a reader, listener, or viewer.

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne (né Hathorne; July 4, 1804 – May 19, 1864) was an American novelist, dark romantic, and short story writer.

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National Curriculum assessment

National Curriculum assessment usually refers to the statutory assessments carried out in primary schools in England, colloquially known as SATs.

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Nelly Dean

Ellen "Nelly" Dean is a female character in Emily Brontë's novel Wuthering Heights. She is the main narrator for the story, and gives key eyewitness accounts as to what happens between the characters.

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A novel is a relatively long work of narrative fiction, normally in prose, which is typically published as a book.

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Objectivity (philosophy)

Objectivity is a central philosophical concept, objective means being independent of the perceptions thus objectivity means the property of being independent from the perceptions, which has been variously defined by sources.

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Omniscience, mainly in religion, is the capacity to know everything that there is to know.

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (novel)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1962) is a novel written by Ken Kesey.

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Only Forward

Only Forward is a science fiction novel by English writer Michael Marshall Smith; his debut novel, it was first published in 1994 by HarperCollins.

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Opening narration

The opening narration of a story, whether video game, book, film or otherwise, usually gives the reader or viewer background information necessary for a full understanding of the plot.

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Pace (narrative)

In literature, pace, or pacing is the speed at which a story is told.

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Pale Fire

Pale Fire is a 1962 novel by Vladimir Nabokov.

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Pendragon: Journal of an Adventure through Time and Space

Pendragon: Journal of an Adventure through Time and Space, commonly known as Pendragon, is a series of ten young adult science fiction and fantasy novels by American author D. J. MacHale, published from 2002 to 2009.

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Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

Pierre Ambroise François Choderlos de Laclos (18 October 1741 – 5 September 1803) was a French novelist, official, freemason and army general, best known for writing the epistolary novel Les Liaisons dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons) (1782).

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Plot (narrative)

Plot refers to the sequence of events inside a story which affect other events through the principle of cause and effect.

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The present (or here and now) is the time that is associated with the events perceived directly and in the first time, not as a recollection (perceived more than once) or a speculation (predicted, hypothesis, uncertain).

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A prophecy is a message that is claimed by a prophet to have been communicated to them by a god.

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A protagonist In modern usage, a protagonist is the main character of any story (in any medium, including prose, poetry, film, opera and so on).

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Psychosis is an abnormal condition of the mind that results in difficulties telling what is real and what is not.

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Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore FRAS, also written Ravīndranātha Ṭhākura (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941), sobriquet Gurudev, was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Rhetorical modes

Rhetorical modes (also known as modes of discourse) describe the variety, conventions, and purposes of the major kinds of language-based communication, particularly writing and speaking.

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Robert Cormier

Robert Edmund Cormier (January 17, 1925 – November 2, 2000) was an American author and journalist, known for his deeply pessimistic novels, many of which were written for young adults.

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Robert Jordan

James Oliver Rigney Jr. (October 17, 1948 – September 16, 2007), better known by his pen name Robert Jordan,"Robert Jordan" was the name of the protagonist in the 1940 Hemingway novel For Whom the Bell Tolls, though this is not how the name was chosen according to a. was an American author of epic fantasy.

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Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, musician and travel writer.

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Satire is a genre of literature, and sometimes graphic and performing arts, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government, or society itself into improvement.

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Shirley Ardell Mason

Shirley Ardell Mason (January 25, 1923 – February 26, 1998) was an American psychiatric patient and art teacher who was reputed to have multiple personality disorder, now called dissociative identity disorder.

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Short story

A short story is a piece of prose fiction that typically can be read in one sitting and focuses on a self-contained incident or series of linked incidents, with the intent of evoking a "single effect" or mood, however there are many exceptions to this.

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Simulation video game

A simulation video game describes a diverse super-category of video games, generally designed to closely simulate real world activities.

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Spiderweb Software

Spiderweb Software is an independent video game developer founded in 1994 by Jeff Vogel in Seattle, Washington.

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Story within a story

A story within a story is a literary device in which one character within a narrative narrates.

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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a gothic novella by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson first published in 1886.

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Stream of consciousness (narrative mode)

In literary criticism, stream of consciousness is a narrative mode or method that attempts to depict the multitudinous thoughts and feelings which pass through the mind.

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Suzanne Collins

Suzanne Collins (born August 10, 1962) is an American television writer and author, best known as the author of The New York Times best selling series The Underland Chronicles and ''The Hunger Games'' trilogy (which consists of The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay).

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Sybil (Schreiber book)

Sybil is a 1973 book by Flora Rheta Schreiber about the treatment of Sybil Dorsett (a pseudonym for Shirley Ardell Mason) for dissociative identity disorder (then referred to as multiple personality disorder) by her psychoanalyst, Cornelia B. Wilbur.

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The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye is a story by J. D. Salinger, first published in serial form in 1945-6 and as a novel in 1951.

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The Dead (short story)

"The Dead" is the final story in the 1914 collection Dubliners by James Joyce.

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The Death of Artemio Cruz

The Death of Artemio Cruz (La muerte de Artemio Cruz) is a novel written in 1962 by Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes.

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The Gift (Nabokov novel)

The Gift (Дар, Dar) is Vladimir Nabokov's final Russian novel, and is considered to be his farewell to the world he was leaving behind.

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The Good Soldier

The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion is a 1915 novel by English novelist Ford Madox Ford.

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The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West and East Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922.

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The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale is a dystopian novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood,.

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The Heroes of Olympus

The Heroes of Olympus is a pentalogy of fantasy-adventure novels written by American author Rick Riordan.

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The Home and the World

The Home and the World (in the original Bengali, ঘরে বাইরে Ghôre Baire or Ghare Baire, lit. "At home and outside") is a 1916 novel by Rabindranath Tagore.

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The Horus Heresy (novels)

The Horus Heresy is an ongoing series of science fantasy set in the fictional Warhammer 40,000 setting of tabletop miniatures wargame company Games Workshop.

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The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games is a trilogy of young adult dystopian novels written by American novelist Suzanne Collins.

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The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by English author and scholar J. R. R. Tolkien.

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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, first published in June 1926 in the United Kingdom by William Collins, Sons and in the United States by Dodd, Mead and Company on 19 June 1926.

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The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea is a short novel written by the American author Ernest Hemingway in 1951 in Cuba, and published in 1952.

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The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible (1998), by Barbara Kingsolver, is a bestselling novel about a missionary family, the Prices, who in 1959 move from the U.S. state of Georgia to the village of Kilanga in the Belgian Congo, close to the Kwilu River.

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The Screwtape Letters

The Screwtape Letters is a Christian apologetic novel by C. S. Lewis and dedicated to J.R.R. Tolkien.

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The Sound and the Fury

The Sound and the Fury is a novel written by the American author William Faulkner.

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The Tell-Tale Heart

"The Tell-Tale Heart" is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1843.

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The View from Saturday

The View from Saturday is a children's novel by E. L. Konigsburg, published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers in 1996.

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The Wheel of Time

The Wheel of Time is a series of high fantasy novels written by American author James Oliver Rigney, Jr., under his pen name of Robert Jordan.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by Harper Lee published in 1960.

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Treasure Island

Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "buccaneers and buried gold".

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Ulysses (novel)

Ulysses is a modernist novel by Irish writer James Joyce.

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Unreliable narrator

An unreliable narrator is a narrator whose credibility has been seriously compromised.

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Video game

A video game is an electronic game that involves interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device such as a TV screen or computer monitor.

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Virtual camera system

In 3D video games, a virtual camera system aims at controlling a camera or a set of cameras to display a view of a 3D virtual world.

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Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (Влади́мир Влади́мирович Набо́ков, also known by the pen name Vladimir Sirin; 2 July 1977) was a Russian-American novelist, poet, translator and entomologist.

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William Faulkner

William Cuthbert Faulkner (September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi.

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Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë's only novel, was published in 1847 under the pseudonym "Ellis Bell".

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Young Goodman Brown

"Young Goodman Brown" is a short story published in 1835 by American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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Zork is one of the earliest interactive fiction computer games, with roots drawn from the original genre game Colossal Cave Adventure.

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3D computer graphics

3D computer graphics or three-dimensional computer graphics, (in contrast to 2D computer graphics) are graphics that use a three-dimensional representation of geometric data (often Cartesian) that is stored in the computer for the purposes of performing calculations and rendering 2D images.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narration

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