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44 Topic Pages Found in Language & Literature and starting with the letter F
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A brief verse or prose narrative or description, whose characters may be animals ("The Cicada and the Ant") or inanimate objects ("The Iron Pot and

Fahrenheit 451

A novel by Ray Bradbury (1953) FILM : Fahrenheit 451 (Rank/Universal 1966). Adaptation by François Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard. Director : François

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Fairy tales

These are short ‘once upon a time’ narratives existing paradoxically concurrent with, yet removed from, the present and possessing qualities of

Fantasy literature

Genre of unrealistic fiction. The term has been loosely applied to a range of works and attempts to define it more precisely have not been successful.

Farrell, James (1904 - 1979)

Despite that fact that James T. Farrell wrote 27 novels, scores of short stories and essays, and more than a dozen collections of literary criticism,

Open Faulkner, William (1897 - 1962)
Faulkner, William (1897 - 1962)

William Faulkner's signature novel – The Sound and the Fury (1929) – captures the tumult of a collapsing world giving way to a new. Set across the


The protagonist of a popular German tale in which a scholar makes a pact with the Devil; based on a historical 16th-century figure, the legend has

Fénelon, François (1651 - 1715)

French archbishop and writer. Louis XIV appointed him tutor to his grandson, the duke of Burgundy, in 1689. He then became archbishop of Cambrai and

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Ferber, Edna

One of the most popular writers of the first half of the twentieth century, Edna Ferber succeeded in multiple genres, including the short story, the

Fielding, Henry (1707 - 1754)

English novelist. His greatest work, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1749) (see Tom Jones ), which he described as ‘a comic epic poem in