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Introductory remarks about the subject and/or scope of a book, preceding the main text and the introduction, written by a person other than the book's author. When a new edition of the work is published, the foreword is usually re-written or extended to inform the reader of the changes. If written by the author, it is properly called a preface.

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Before I began reading the novel, I took a look at the foreword, which set me up for what I was about to read.
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The foreword was written by a subject matter expert in the field who was widely respected in the industry as a whole.
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The author included a rather personal foreword, detailing not only how the novel came together but mentions of his family-life and failures.
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