Origin of novel1
OTHER WORDS FROM novelnov·el·like, adjective
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Origin of novel2
synonym study for novel
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- an imperial enactment subsequent and supplementary to an imperial compilation and codification of authoritative legal materials.
- Usually Novels , imperial enactments subsequent to the promulgation of Justinian's Code and supplementary to it: one of the four divisions of the Corpus Juris Civilis.
Origin of novel3
What is a novel?
A novel is a long work of fiction written in prose that tells a narrative involving characters and usually involving an organized set of actions occurring in a setting.
Let’s break that down. Fiction is a type of writing (literature) that involves characters that don’t exist or people (usually famous) who have been reimagined (fictionalized). The events in fiction are made up, or, in the case of historic events, were fictionalized.
A setting is a story’s location and time. Some novels take place in our own time and place, while others take place in the past, in another country, in the future, and even in space or on other planets (real or made-up).
Length is usually the key difference between works of fiction. While there are no official rules, a novel is generally at least 50,000 words, and many novels are much longer than this. By contrast, a short story is often 1,000 to 10,000 words, although flash fiction can be as short as 500 words. A novella (a short novel) is somewhere in between a short story and a novel.
Why is novel important?
The first records of the word novel referring to literature come from around 1560. It comes from the Italian world novella, meaning “a new story.” At first, novel referred to a collection of stories in one work or one of these stories. Over time, it began to refer specifically to long-form fiction and novella was adopted to describe the medium-length work of fiction.
Because of its length, a novel is usually more complex than shorter fictional works. Novels usually have many characters and a bigger setting. This allows the author to create bigger, more complex stories. Some stories are so big that it takes a series of novels to tell them, as with the Harry Potter series.
Did you know ... ?
The Tale of Genji by Japanese author Murasaki Shikibu around 1010 is considered by many people to be the first novel. The novel stars Prince Genji and his life in the Japanese imperial court.
What are real-life examples of novel?
This is the cover of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, an example of a classic novel.
Many people dream of writing a great novel.
#writers You are never too old to sell a debut novel (read entire article for examples) Angeline Boulley, age 55, sold “Firekeeper’s Daughter” for seven figures in a two-book deal. https://t.co/yAnEENAnTU via @WSJ
— christine kohler (@christinekohle1) March 25, 2021
At @RBESRockets, 1st graders in Mrs. Skinner's class have become poets! Students have been enjoying listening to the classic novel "Charlotte's Web" during daily read-alouds. Then, students wrote and illustrated poetry based on a favorite character in the book. ✍️🎨🐖🕸️ pic.twitter.com/OCQvsLqEfR
— Oconee County Schools (@OconeeCoSchools) March 25, 2021
Which of the following is NOT a trait of a novel?
A. it is a work fiction
B. it is short
C. it is written in prose
D. it involves a complex narrative
How to use novel in a sentence
When the novel coronavirus shut down schools in March, school and youth athletics were also supposed to be shuttered.School Sports Became ‘Clubs’ Amid the Pandemic – Now Two Coaches Are Out|Ashly McGlone|September 17, 2020|Voice of San Diego
It may be some time before we determine how the novel coronavirus will be influenced by the changing seasons.
Since the novel coronavirus was first detected in December, it has spread around the world and flourished in all kinds of climates.
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Submission is less a novel of ideas than a political book, and of the most subversive kind.
Houellebecq on Thursday announced that he is suspending promotion of the novel.
He was not originally so uninhibited, however, as can now be seen in his “lost” novel, Skylight.
His books include Render unto Rome and a novel about Louisiana politics, Last of the Red Hot Poppas.
None of these writers set out to write an “immigrant novel,” or to make political statements.
But the novel disappeared under the clothes with amazing celerity as the voice of her sister-in-law demanded admission.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Once on my legs I found that nervousness left me, words came freely and I even enjoyed the novel experience.
You will not read the book with the rapidity with which some young ladies are said to devour the latest novel.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
I tried to forget the grotesque exhibition I had stumbled upon, in the novel and interesting scene about me.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
I have a mild grievance against that talented lady, Miss Marjorie Bowen, for labelling her latest novel "a romantic fantasy."
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Word Origin for novel
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Cultural definitions for novel
A long, fictional narration in prose. Great Expectations and Huckleberry Finn are novels, as are War and Peace and Lord of the Flies.