History of fiction  

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Four steps in the history of fiction:

  1. People tell tall tales by the campfire
  2. People come up with the idea to act out these stories, which becomes theatre
  3. The novel is invented for the solitary enjoyment of fiction (see Eugène Sue), theatre remains the most popular way to consume fiction
  4. Film replaces the novel and theatre as primary source of fiction
    1. Home video replaces the cinema

Reading novels was popular from the reading revolution to the advent of sound film.

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