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Paper Title: The Novel
Authors Name: Varun Arya
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Published Paper Id: IJNRD1806001
Published In: Volume 3 Issue 6, June-2018
Abstract: As metioned in the Wikipedia, “A novel is relatively long work of narrative fiction, normally in prose,which is typically published as a book”.Novel ,one of the most popular and widely loved genre in English literature.Among all the forms of literary creations, Novel,found its position at higher ranks.As a dominant form of literature,the novel is actually a young breed of the English Literature.It is supposed to be only 250 years old and remained a popular form of entertainment since its introduction.As mentioned in Oxford’s Dictionary Of Literary Terms the novel is described as “Nearly always an extended fictional prose narrative,although some novels are very short,some are non-fictional,some have been written in verse,and some do not even tell a story.such exceptions help to indicate that the novel as a literary genre is itself exceptional:it disregards the constraints that govern other literary forms,and acknowledges no obligatory structure,style,or subject matter.” Due to this openness and flexibility,the novel has become most important form of literary world in the modern age.Its immense popularity even surpassed epic and romance and other narrative forms.Novel is different from short stories in terms of length.It is the length of the novel that distinguishes itself from the short stories.Due to its greater length it has an advantage of exploring its theme more perfectly and artistically,its gives more detailing to its characters and development of the plot.The term novel is believed to be derived from Italian novella,that means a shorter tale.
Keywords: Narrative fiction, Popular genre, Fictional, Non-fictional, Literary form, Flexibility , Novella, Short story.
Cite Article: "The Novel", International Journal of Novel Research and Development (, ISSN:2456-4184, Vol.3, Issue 6, page no.1-3, June-2018, Available :
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