A short story padded. A species of composition bearing the same relation to literature that the panorama bears to art. As it is too long to be read at a sitting the impressions made by its successive parts are successively effaced, as in the panorama. Unity, totality of effect, is impossible; for besides the few pages last read all that is carried in mind is the mere plot of what has gone before. To the romance the novel is what photography is to painting. Its distinguishing principle, probability, corresponds to the literal actuality of the photograph and puts it distinctly into the category of reporting; whereas the free wing of the romancer enables him to mount to such altitudes of imagination as he may be fitted to attain; and the first three essentials of the literary art are imagination, imagination and imagination. The art of writing novels, such as it was, is long dead everywhere except in Russia, where it is new. Peace to its ashes -- some of which have a large sale.
Of recent origin or introduction; not ancient; new; hence, out of the ordinary course; unusual; strange; surprising.
That which is new or unusual; a novelty.
A fictitious tale or narrative, longer than a short story, having some degree of complexity and development of characters; it is usually organized as a time sequence of events, and is commonly intended to exhibit the operation of the passions, and often of love.
an extended prose fiction narrative that relates the actions of its characters and the events in their experience
n. an extended piece of prose fiction covering a wide range of characters and experiences. For example, Ernest Hemingway's The Sun also Rises and Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace are novels.
new and original; (as noun) a lengthy work of fiction That's a novel theory, but can you prove it? Have you finished reading that novel yet
a extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story
a printed and bound book that is an extended work of fiction; "his bookcases were filled with nothing but novels"; "he burned all the novels"
a balancing act between the prose style and the plot, the characters and the action
a book length work My favorite short story would either be Matheson's "I Am Legend" or H
a challenge, very different from the short story
a chronological order of events, we tell stories in chronological order, etc
a completely different kettle of fish from a short story
a different art form than a short story trust me
a fictional account
a fictional form of literature, which is of some length
a fictionalized biography of Salvador Allende
a fictional work in prose of a substantial length
a form of multifaceted dimension, whereas a short story typically sets a usual, introduces an unusual element, and then explores the ramifications of the unusual element
a lengthy narrative that depends for its power on the development of character as it is forged under the influence of a given environment
a lengthy work of fiction, or lengthy prose that involves invention and imagination
a long, fictional story about human beings and the events in their lives
a longish piece of fiction
a long narrative art form, and reader interest can only be maintained by constant change
a long narrative work that features fictional, or imaginary, characters involved in complex plots
a long piece of narrative prose fiction
a lot like a short story, but longer
a much looser entity than a short story, and has a lot more to do with character change, seeing how time effects the development of a person
an experience, but the experience takes place within the boundaries of writing, prose, length, narrative, and protagonist
an extended fictional narrative, usually written in prose
an extended story written in prose
an extended work of fiction written inFind thousands of free online definitions and reference guides at TheFreeDictionary
an extended work of fiction written in prose , usually in the form of a story
an extended work of literature written in prose, typically in the form of a story
an invented story told through literature
a piece of book-length fiction
a piece of prose of a certain length with something wrong with it
a prose narrative of some length that has something wrong with it
a relatively long fictionalprose narrative with a plot about a group of characters
a river, but a short story is a glass of water
a startling and highly original work of fiction, which paradoxically combines the lightest gaiety with the deepest sense of corruption
a story about overcoming the impossible odds stacked against the slave and realizing that who I am and what I am is for me and only me to decide
a story (plot) told by means of description (of things, places, people), narration and dialogue (or monologue)
a story, someone's story
a sustained story which is, indeed, not historically true, but might very easily be so
a violent encounter with two main plots
a long invented prose narrative dealing with human experience through a connected sequence of events
a fiction book for adults usually 40,000 to 60,000 words or more - often contemporary Romance or Young Adults are less. Generation, spy thrillers and historical are often more - 80,000 to 100,000 words.
An extended work of fiction. Like a short story, a novel is essentially the product of a writer's imagination. Because the novel is much longer than the short story, the writer can develop a wider range of characters and a more complex plot. See Fiction, Short story
Any continuous prose between 60,000 to 200,000 words that is longer than a novella or short story and usually tells a story employing plot and character.
A long fiction al narrative written in prose, which developed from the novella and other early form s of narrative. A novel is usually organized under a plot or theme with a focus on character development and action. The novel emerged as a fully evolved literary form in the mid-eighteenth century in Samuel Richardson's Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded.
A fictional narrative in prose, generally longer than a short story. The author is not restricted by historical facts but rather is free to create fictional personalities in a fictional world.
Dare we touch this one with a ten foot pole? Of course we dare, provided that you accept the caveat that novels are so varied that any definition is likely to be inadequate to cover all of them. So here is a place to start: a novel is an extended prose fiction narrative of 50,000 words or more, broadly realistic--concerning the everyday events of ordinary people--and concerned with character. "People in significant action" is one way of describing it.
A work of fiction usually consisting of 45,000 words or more.
a fiction book for authors that is usually 40,000 to 60,000 words, Young Adults and contemporary Romance are less. Spy thrillers, historical, and generation books are often 80,000 to 100,000 words.
a long fictional narrative in prose, usually about the experiences of a central character. Examples, Dickens's David Copperfield, Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment, Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury.
A novel (from French nouvelle Italian "novella", "new") is an extended, generally fictional narrative, typically in prose. Until the eighteenth century, the word referred specifically to short fictions of love and intrigue as opposed to romances, which were epic-length works about love and adventure. Novels are characterized by 60,000-200,000 words in length, or 300-1,300 pages, in length.