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A novel is a relatively long work of narrative fiction, normally written in prose form, and which is typically published as a book. The entire genre has been seen as having "a continuous and comprehensive history of about two thousand years", with its origins in classical Greece and Rome, in medieval and early modern romance, and in the tradition of the Italian renaissance novella. (Since the 18th century, the term "novella", or "novelle" in German, has been used in English and other European languages to describe a long short story or a short novel.) Murasaki Shikibu's Tale of Genji (1010) has been described as the world's first novel. Spread of printed books in China led to the appearance of classical Chinese novels by the Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Parallel European developments occurred after the invention of the printing press. Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote (the first part of which was published in 1605), is frequently cited as the first significant European novelist of the modern era. Ian Watt, in The Rise of the Novel (1957), suggested that the modern novel was born in the early 18th century. Walter Scott made a distinction between the novel, in which (as he saw it) "events are accommodated to the ordinary train of human events and the modern state of society" and the romance, which he defined as "a fictitious narrative in prose or verse; the interest of which turns upon marvellous and uncommon incidents". However, many such romances, including the historical romances of Scott, Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights and Herman Melville's Moby-Dick, are also frequently called novels, and Scott describes romance as a "kindred term". This sort of romance is in turn different from the genre fiction love romance or romance novel. Other European languages do not distinguish between romance and novel: "a novel is le roman, der Roman, il romanzo.".

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  • Plural form of novel. noun

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As I prepare for a new year of book reviews, both conceptually deep and in graphic novels, I am finishing off my backlog of trade paperback anthology (more frequently and inaccurately called “graphic novels”) reviews.. [Epinions Recent Content for Home]

*goes off to chop up thirteen premise novels in character novels*. [ This Query On?]

I think that the role of women in novels is notably constrained.. [Neglected Classics and Unbound Women « Tales from the Reading Room]

You may now start complaining about the unaccounatable absence of Heinlein novels from the list.. [SMOFs Act on Hugo Voting Costs]

The prejudice against tie-in novels comes from the original fear that such novels -- and the games and films connected to them -- would take over the SFF field and wipe out any other kind of SFF fiction and non-tie-in authors would have to go begging for shelf space.. [What Media Tie-In Book Would You Recommend to Naysayers?]

You don't know what my opinion of tie-in novels is or how I arrived at it.. [What Media Tie-In Book Would You Recommend to Naysayers?]

This is not Le Guin's most known work – that would be certain novels from the Hainish Cycle (considerably The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia) and her YA fantasy Earthsea novels.. [Ursula K. Le Guin - The Lathe of Heaven (Book Review)]

I also believe the somewhat feminist spin to the novels is appreciated when many crime novels featuring violence against women border on misogyny.. [David Fincher Directing The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Next | /Film]

I think one of the recurring themes in my novels is the exploration of how advancing technology effects us.. [James Rollins discusses the truth behind The Map of Bones and also answers many questions relating to his life and work in general..]

There are writers who have no interest in novels, which is fine.. [funny how the whole world--historically--feels the urge to chase the sun to rest]

Most of the sex in my novels is absolutely disastrous.. [Discussion: On Sex in Fiction]

Let's see to put it in context for you since you like mystery novels, if you have read any Leslie Charteris, then I would opine that the protagonist of his novels is a skilled womanizer, whereas someone like Bill Clinton would be a womanizer at the lower end of the spectrum.. [Page 2]

So the science in my novels is a combination of research and rhetorical efforts, applied over a long time.. [Archive 2010-04-01]

But ‘Which of his novels is your favourite?’ was the interrogation and the moment had passed again.. [Ballardian » Escaping the gaze: A review of John Foxx's Tiny Colour Movies]

If I look to the past, the hero of all my novels is a solitary man; it is the same in this one where he is also very shy, he doesn't have a family .... [Saramago]

SF author David Brin says that one of his novels is being adapted to film.. [POLL RESULTS: David Brin Goes to the Movies]

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