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n. pl. ro·mans-fleuves (rō-mäN′flœv′)
A long novel, often in many volumes, chronicling the history of several generations of a family, community, or other group and often presenting an overall view of society during a particular epoch. Also called saga novel.
[French : roman, novel + fleuve, river.]
n, pl romans-fleuves (rɔmɑ̃flœv)
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a novel or series of novels dealing with a family or other group over several generations
[literally: stream novel]
n., pl. -gas.
1. a medieval Scandinavian prose narrative of events in the lives of historical or legendary individuals or families.
2. any narrative of heroic exploits.
3. Also called sa′ga nov`el. a form of novel that chronicles the members or generations of a family or social group.
[1700–10; < Old Norse; c. saw3]
A French term meaning stream novel, used tomean a series of novels involving a family over several generations.