Definition of Novels. Meaning of Novels. Synonyms of Novels

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Definition of Novels

Novel
Novel Nov"el, a. [OF. novel, nuvel, F. nouvel, nouveau, L. novellus, dim. of novus new. See New.] Of recent origin or introduction; not ancient; new; hence, out of the ordinary course; unusual; strange; surprising. Note: In civil law, the novel or new constitutions are those which are supplemental to the code, and posterior in time to the other books. These contained new decrees of successive emperors. Novel assignment (Law), a new assignment or specification of a suit. Syn: New; recent; modern; fresh; strange; uncommon; rare; unusual. Usage: Novel, New . Everything at its first occurrence is new; that is novel which is so much out of the ordinary course as to strike us with surprise. That is a new sight which is beheld for the first time; that is a novel sight which either was never seen before or is seen but seldom. We have daily new inventions, but a novel one supposes some very peculiar means of attaining its end. Novel theories are regarded with distrust, as likely to prove more ingenious than sound.
Novel
Novel Nov"el, n. [F. nouvelle. See Novel, a.] 1. That which is new or unusual; a novelty. 2. pl. News; fresh tidings. [Obs.] Some came of curiosity to hear some novels. --Latimer. 3. 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. --Dryden. 4. [L. novellae (sc. constitutiones): cf. F. novelles.] (Law) A new or supplemental constitution. See the Note under Novel, a.

Meaning of Novels from wikipedia

- this includes audio books, web novels, and ebooks. Another non-traditional fiction format can be found in some graphic novels. While these comic book versions...
- they were historical novels. Historical fiction sometimes encouraged movements of romantic nationalism. Walter Scott's Waverley novels created interest in...
- Time's List of the 100 Best Novels is an unranked list of the 100 best novels published in the English language between 1923 and 2005. The list was compiled...
- characteristic of the settings of early Gothic novels. The first work to call itself Gothic was Horace Walpole's 1764 novel The Castle of Otranto, later subtitled...
- intervals. Light novels are commonly illustrated in a manga art style, and are often adapted into manga and anime. While most light novels are published...
- referred to as problem novels or coming-of-age novels. Young adult fiction was developed to soften the transition between children's novels and adult literature...
- The Neapolitan Novels are a four-part series by the pseudonymous Italian author Elena Ferrante, published originally by Edizioni e/o, translated into English...
- Four classic Novels in Chinese opera classic Chinese Novels (simplified Chinese: 古典小说; traditional Chinese: 古典小說; pinyin: gǔdiǎn xiǎoshuō) are the best-known...
- The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time is a list published in book form in 1990 by the British-based Crime Writers' ****ociation. Five years later, the Mystery...
- readers of romance novels a growing number of men enjoy them as well. The Romance Writers of America cite 16% of men read romance novels. "Many people today...