List of metafictional works

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This is a partial list of works that use metafictional ideas. Metafiction is intentional allusion or reference to a work's fictional nature. It is commonly used for humorous or parodic effect, and has appeared in a wide range of mediums, including writing, film, theatre, and video gaming.

Novels, novellas and short stories[edit]

Pre-20th century works[edit]

Modern and contemporary works[edit]

Children's books and young adult fiction[edit]

Animated short films[edit]

Stage plays[edit]

Pre-20th century plays[edit]

Modern theater works[edit]



Television shows[edit]

Comic strips, comic books and graphic novels[edit]

Interactive media and video games[edit]

Web videos[edit]

Multiple authors[edit]

Artists' books[edit]


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