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The purpose of this study is to research the formative process and the completion-time of Oknangjajeon(옥낭자전). I investigated Oknangjajeon(옥낭자전) carefully to discover a clue for a new discussion. In the results, I appreciated that the intention of author's was creating a heroic woman story. therefore, I discussed the matters in the transmission and transfiguration of heroic woman story in the Chosun dynasty. then I presumed that 4 heroic woman stories in the Samkanghaengsildo(삼강행실도) acted as the subjetive source. As concerns the process of Oknangjajeon(옥낭자전) as a complete work, 1) A virtue motif of heroic woman was become a structural principle by the subjective source. 2) Therewithal, accepted subordinately the lawsuit motif and male attire bride motif which were appeared in the tales, old fictions and Chinese short stories. 3) Next, equipped with the beginning and the blissful conclusion as a biography. 4) Passing through the upper stages, Oknangjajeon(옥낭자전) was fixed as a typical old fiction.Last, I presumed that Oknangjajeon(옥낭자전) was accomplished wholly between the first half of 19th century at the earliest, and the latter half of 19th century at the latest.