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->''What we find in books is like the fire in our hearths. We fetch it from our neighbours, we kindle it at home, we communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.''
-->-- '''Creator/{{Voltaire}}'''

Many {{trope}}s originated in literary works. Literature being nearly as old as writing itself, most of TheOldestOnesInTheBook date to the classics, most {{Public Domain Character}}s appeared in print well before the first TV broadcasts, and even today, with the supposedly dwindling popularity of books in favor of more modern media, there are books with enough cultural impact to spawn TVTropes.

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!!Literature Categories:

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See also:
+ {{Authors}}
+ LightNovels
+ SchoolStudyMedia
+ TextTropes
+ WebSerialNovel
]

[[index]]
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Sub-indices:
+ LitClassTropes
+ LiteraryTropes
+ LiteratureGenres
+ {{Poetry}}
]

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[[folder: By Era: ]]

+ ClassicLiterature: Where by "classic" we mean "pre-19th century". [[HistoryMarchesOn For now.]]
+ NineteenthCenturyLiterature
+ LiteratureOfThe1900s
+ LiteratureOfThe1910s
+ LiteratureOfThe1920s
+ LiteratureOfThe1930s
+ LiteratureOfThe1940s
+ LiteratureOfThe1950s
+ LiteratureOfThe1960s
+ LiteratureOfThe1970s
+ LiteratureOfThe1980s
+ LiteratureOfThe1990s
+ LiteratureOfThe2000s
+ LiteratureOfThe2010s

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[[folder: By Genre: ]]

+ {{Absurdism}}
+ AdventureLiterature
+ BizarroFiction
+ ChickLit
+ ChildrensLiterature
+ ComicLiterature
+ CrimeFiction
+ DetectiveLiterature
+ EroticLiterature
+ FairyTale
+ GayAndLesbianFiction
+ HistoricalFictionLiterature
+ HorrorLiterature
++ GothicFiction
++ {{Works by Stephen King}}
+ LitFic
+ MilitaryAndWarfareLiterature
+ MysteryLiterature
+ PhilosophicalNovel
+ RomanceNovel
+ SacredLiterature
+ SpeculativeFiction
++ AlternateHistoryLiterature
++ FantasyLiterature
+++ComicFantasy
++ ScienceFictionLiterature
++ SuperheroLiterature
+ ThrillerLiterature
++ ConspiracyLiterature
++ SpyLiterature
+ WesternLiterature (literature in TheWestern genre)
+ XenofictionalLiterature
+ YoungAdultLiterature
+ SmallGenresAndUnclassifiedLiterature
+ NonFictionLiterature
+ {{Magazines}}

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[[folder: By Region of Origin: ]]

+ AfricanLiterature
+ AustralianLiterature
+ BritishLiterature
+ CaribbeanLiterature
+ LatinAmericanLiterature
+ LiteraryWorksByAfricanAmericanAuthors

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[[folder: By Language: ]]

+ NonEnglishLiterature
++ CzechLiterature
++ FrenchLiterature
++ JapaneseLiterature
++ GermanLiterature
++ ItalianLiterature
++ RussianLiterature
++ SpanishLiterature

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