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Definition of Novel

Novel

  1. Of recent origin or introduction; not ancient; new; hence, out of the ordinary course; unusual; strange; surprising.
  2. That which is new or unusual; a novelty.
  3. News; fresh tidings.
  4. A fictitious tale or narrative, professing to be conformed to real life; esp., one intended to exhibit the operation of the passions, and particularly of love.
  5. A new or supplemental constitution. See the Note under Novel, a.

Novel Quotations

The only reason for the existence of a novel is that it does attempt to represent life.
Henry James

It may sound very strange, but I love the freedom that writing a novel gives me. It is an unhindered experience. If I come after a bad day, I can decide that my protagonist will die on page 100 of my novel in a 350-page story.
Ashwin Sanghi

When I was very little, four or five, I did comic strip drawings, so my first novel had no words. I couldn't write and thought adult handwriting was a mysterious scribble. When I was 14, my grandmother gave me a typewriter and I started writing in a different way.
Joyce Carol Oates

The suspense of a novel is not only in the reader, but in the novelist, who is intensely curious about what will happen to the hero.
Mary McCarthy

Great, big, serious novels always get awards. If it's a battle between a great, big, serious novel and a funny novel, the funny novel is doomed.
Neil Gaiman
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Novel Translations

novel in Afrikaans is nuut
novel in Danish is ny
novel in Dutch is nieuw, opkomend
novel in Finnish is uusi
novel in French is roman, nouveau
novel in German is neuartig, Roman, neu
novel in Italian is romanzo
novel in Latin is novus
novel in Norwegian is ny
novel in Portuguese is novela, novo
novel in Spanish is novela, nuevo
novel in Swedish is ny, roman
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