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Author: Michael Crichton

Year Published: 1990

Type: Novel

Genre: Science Fiction

Perspective and Narrator:

Jurassic Park is narrated from a third-person perspective with limited omniscience. The novel shifts points of view repeatedly, following many different characters.


Jurassic Park is written in the past tense.

About the Title:

The Jurassic Period occurred between 150 to 200 million years ago when dinosaurs walked the Earth. In the novel, Jurassic Park is the name of a modern-day theme park inhabited by living dinosaurs created through genetic engineering. However, some of the dinosaurs that appear in Jurassic Park did not live during the Jurassic Period but rather during the later Cretaceous Period (66–145 million years ago).


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