Historical Fiction. Historical fiction is…. Literature whose setting is in a particular historical time period and that utilizes real and/or imaginary characters. Types of Historical Fiction. A story that occurs before the life of the author Contemporary novels with the passage of time
Historical accuracy concerning events, places, and other facts is required
The story must make the historical period come to life by
re-creating the physical environment, patterns of daily living, and the spirit of the times.
The story usually reveals history through the eyes of a young protagonist.What Makes Good Historical Fiction?