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01713--character

Character is a personage in a narrative or dramatic work.  It's a kind of prose sketch briefly describing some recognizable type of person. As a minor literary genre, the character originates with the Characters of the Greek writer Theophrastus; it was revived in the 17th century, notably by Sir Thomas Overbury in his Characters (1614) and by La Bruyere in Les Caracteres (1688).

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