My first thought. What is that?
Literary fiction is a term used in the book-trade to distinguish novels that are regarded as having literary merit from most commercial or “genre” fiction. Wikipedia
Click to watch video on literary fiction vs genre fiction: https://youtu.be/g1sU4ImM3xs
The video helped clarify what it meant.
A literary fiction are books like the Illustrated Classics Of Hans Anderson Fairy Tales and Grimm -I think. (This fabulous book is discontinued but I have 1 copy left from a vendor event if you would like it. Comment below if interested)
Grimm Fairy Tales. This beautifully illustrated volume contains fifteen of the captivating tales collected by the brothers Grimm. Within are stories of enchanted castles, deep, dark forests and a host of extraordinary characters for you to share and enjoy.
Stories include “Hansel and Gretel”, “Sleeping Beauty”, “Rumpelstiltskin”, “Tom Thumb” and “The Frog Prince” as well as a short biography of the brothers themselves.
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A genre fiction are Books like these:
Series: Extreme Adventures
The pace of all of the Extreme Adventure novels keeps readers gripped from the first page to the last. Sam is bounced so quickly from one adventure to another, readers will hardly have time to breathe.
Bear Grylls series. You’re given a magical compass and suddenly you’re no longer at outdoor camp but in an amazing place in the world – with Bear Grylls as your guide!