One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A novel featuring the leisurely description of the lives of closely related people.
epic, chronicle, legend, folk tale, romance, traditional story, history, narrative, adventure, fairy story, mythView synonyms
- ‘Among those who have set out to write a roman-fleuve and failed is this poet laureate.’
- ‘There is something heroic about any novelist embarking upon that most Herculean of labours, a roman-fleuve.’
- 1.1 A sequence of related, self-contained novels.
French, literally ‘river novel’.
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