sketch story

literary form

A sketch story, literary sketch or simply sketch, is a piece of writing that is generally shorter than a short story, and contains very little, if any, plot. The genre was invented after the 16th century in England, as a result of increasing public interest in realistic depictions of "exotic" locales. The term was most popularly used in the late nineteenth century. As a literary work, it is also often referred to simply as the sketch.
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genre: sketch story

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Frigate "Pallada"

literary work

author: Ivan Goncharov

1858

Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District

novel by Nikolai Leskov

author: Nikolai Leskov

1865

Merry Tales

book by Mark Twain

author: Mark Twain

1892

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