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A kind of novel or story that is written as a first‐person narrative and that commonly presents itself fictionally as an autobiography of the narrator or as an episode within such an autobiographical account. Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884) is one among many classic novels that fall into this category. The term emerged from modern French narrative theory, but has sometimes been borrowed in English.

Subjects: Literature.

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