Definitions for "NOVEL"
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 bit like a journey, you just take it step by step
a journey from innocence to experience
a journey to a known destination
News; fresh tidings.
A new or supplemental constitution. See the Note under Novel, a.
a collection of chapters that never die but are carried like seed into a new country, are told to the youth of tomorrow, and create new strengths within us
a broader paint brush, and the reader can't look under the rug
a collaboration between the reader and the text
a masterpiece as long as the first and last paragraph reflect a moment of sublime beauty and thought, leaving the reader with all but a sigh, which is enough
a dream cast with inevitable taint
To dream of writing a novel portends trouble and vexation. To dream of reading a novel augurs a happy social activity.
Keywords:  triptych, heironymous, bosch
a triptych by Heironymous Bosch
Keywords:  auroch, stampeding
a stampeding auroch
Keywords:  finalist, marathon, vampire, ala, dan
a book Dan recommended to me
a great book
a hard-boiled detective book that happens to be about a vampire
Keywords:  navel
navel navel
an unforgettable portrait of America's Gilded Age and the flawed, iron-willed, mysterious giant at its center who may well be our most uniquely American hero
a supernatural time-travel thriller involving two thirteen-year-olds who witness, enter and then solve a murder that occurred half a century before
a daunting undertaking
a huge undertaking (trust me, I know)
Keywords:  fickle, mistress, moody, demanding
a demanding mistress, moody, fickle
a big effort
a lot of effort, and even Olympic athletes need a breather after an event
a comic without pictures
a large diffused picture, comprehending the characters of life, disposed in different groupes, and exhibited in various attitudes, for the purposes of an uniform plan, and general occurrence, to which every individual figure is subservient
Keywords:  crate, wooden
a wooden crate
an end in itself, and these written pieces in the New Yorker, they are much more about sentences
a piece of art which does not so much report life as transmute it
a piece of scientific evidence/data
a beautifully sculpted work
a work of art that, once completed may continue to exist forever in that finished state
a reflection of the life process, the conflict/resolution process in which the ego and anima/us engage
Keywords:  contradiction, way
a contradiction in every way
pleasantly novel or different; "common sense of a most refreshing sort"
an organic whole, a living being, so to speak
a whole different critter
a literary genre through which Japanese modern writers sought to create a Japanese subject which had the interior as deep as that of a Western subject
a highly recommended addition to community library audiobook collections
Keywords:  thing, bundle, think, medicine, lives
a living thing, all one and continuous, like any other organism, and in proportion as it lives will it be found, I think, that in each of the parts there is something of each of the other parts
a living thing, and as such can sometimes take on a life of its own
a long, long thing
a large metaphor for the world
a very large linguistic unit
Keywords:  maybe, thousand, details, two
a thousand, maybe two thousand details
Keywords:  massive, enterprise
a massive enterprise
Keywords:  tour, force
a tour de force
Keywords:  dinner, enjoying, seven, fat, course
a fat man enjoying a seven-course dinner
Keywords:  collision, ideas
a collision of ideas
Keywords:  theorem, proof, kind, completely, well
of a kind not seen before; "the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem"
Keywords:  argument, impression
an impression, not an argument
a complex fabric of interconnections that has direction and the goal of resolving these interconnections, either into harmony or ending, or a mixture of both
Keywords:  complicated, bit, easier, write
a bit easier to write
a bit more complicated
a product which is novel or innovative with respect to its purpose, positioning, packaging or formulation.
Keywords:  arc, sudden, let, phase, initial
a sudden window opened to let us watch an arc of action from its initial to its closing phase
Keywords:  trip, cross, country, limit, time
a cross-country trip on no time limit
Keywords:  affairs, descriptions, set
a set of descriptions of states of affairs
Keywords:  labor, daily, years, period, over
a daily labor over a period of years
a different structure
an example of a publication that has a very simple structure
a structure of structures
Keywords:  movie, letter, primary, email, resource
a primary resource, as is a movie, letter or an email from one person to another
a selection and arrangement of words, and a painting is a selection and arrangement of colors
Keywords:  map, head, your
a map of your head