Crossword clues for novel
- Updike offering
- What 54 Across is
- See 32 Down
- Austen work
- Medium for Melville
- Bellow specialty
- Thackeray product
- Austen product
- Heller offering
- Bellow work
- Drabble offering
- New and strange
- Penny dreadful or shilling shocker
- "Nana," for one
- Dumas output
- "Portnoy's Complaint," e.g.
- Hugo contender
- Wouk work
- Dime ___
- Steinbeck work
- London production
- Romance, e.g.
- "Lord Jim" or "Lucky Jim"
- "The Catcher in the Rye," e.g.
- It's no short story
- Rice product
- Orwell's "1984" or Clarke's "2010"
- A extended fictional work in prose
- Usually in the form of a story
- Stone ware
- Bellow offering
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Novel \Nov"el\, n. [F. nouvelle. See Novel, a.]
That which is new or unusual; a novelty.
pl. News; fresh tidings. [Obs.]
Some came of curiosity to hear some novels.
A fictitious tale or narrative, longer than a short story, having some degree of complexity and development of characters; it is usually organized as a time sequence of events, and is commonly intended to exhibit the operation of the passions, and often of love.
[L. novellae (sc. constitutiones): cf. F. novelles.] (Law) A new or supplemental constitution. See the Note under Novel, a.
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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"new, strange, unusual," early 15c., but little used before 1600, from Old French novel, nouvel "new, young, fresh, recent; additional; early, soon" (Modern French nouveau, fem. nouvelle), from Latin novellus "new, young, recent," diminutive of novus "new" (see new).
"fictitious narrative," 1560s, from Italian novella "short story," originally "new story," from Latin novella "new things" (source of Middle French novelle, French nouvelle), neuter plural or fem. of novellus (see novel (adj.)). Originally "one of the tales or short stories in a collection" (especially Boccaccio's), later (1630s) "long work of fiction," works which had before that been called romances.\n\nA novel is like a violin bow; the box which gives off the sounds is the soul of the reader.
[Stendhal, "Life of Henri Brulard"]
Etymology 1 a. new, original, especially in an interesting way Etymology 2
n. 1 (context obsolete English) A novelty; something new. (15th-18th c.) 2 (context now historical English) A fable; a short tale, especially one of many making up a larger work. (from 16th c.) 3 A work of prose fiction, longer than a short story. (from 17th c.) 4 (context classical studies historical English) A new legal constitution in ancient Rome. (from 17th c.)
n. a extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story
a printed and bound book that is an extended work of fiction; "his bookcases were filled with nothing but novels"; "he burned all the novels"
Novel is the second album released by singer Joey Pearson. This second album of Pearson's has one of his songs from his debut album, Don't Give Up, which was extended and remixed for the new album. It also contains a version of Stevie Wonder's Living for the City.
A novel is a long prose narrative.
'''Novel ''' may also refer to:
- Novel (album), an album by Joey Pearson
- Novel (film), a 2008 Malayalam film
- Novel (musician) (born 1981), American hip-hop artist
- The Novel, a 1991 novel by James A. Michener
- Novel, Haute-Savoie, a commune in eastern France
- Novels (Roman law), a term for a new Roman law in the Byzantine era
- Novel, Inc., a video game studio and enterprise simulation developer
- Novellae Constitutiones or The Novels, laws passed by Byzantine Emperor Justinian I
- Novel: A Forum on Fiction, an academic journal
- Novel, a minor musical side project of Adam Young
In Roman law, a Novel (Lat. novella) is a new decree or edict, in other words a new law. The term was used from the fourth century AD onwards and was specifically used for laws issued after the publishing of the Codex Theodosianus in 438 and then for the Justiniac Novels, or Novellae Constitutiones. The term was used on and off in later Roman history until falling out of use during the late Byzantine period.
Novel is a 2008 Malayalam film produced and directed by East Coast Vijayan. This is East Coast Vijayan's debut directorial film.
Alonzo Mario Stevenson, (born September 3, 1981) professionally known as Novel, is an American hip-hop/soul artist based in Los Angeles, California. He is a Grammy Award winning songwriter, singer, rapper and producer with also 5 Grammy nominations. He is the son of Motown's William "Mickey" Stevenson and the grandson of soul pioneer Solomon Burke.
Novel has collaborated with artists such as Lauryn Hill and Talib Kweli, and worked with other musicians including Joell Ortiz, Joss Stone, David Guetta, India.Arie, Tweet, Stacie Orrico and Smokey Robinson and others. He has received over 5 Grammy nominations and 1 win in all different categories and is considered very versatile for writing & producing in the Pop genre, Alternative, Rock, Hiphop, R&B, even Jazz, Dance, Electronic, Including gospel, and currently working on country.
The genre has also been described as possessing "a continuous and comprehensive history of about two thousand years". This view sees the novel's origins in Classical Greece and Rome, medieval, early modern romance, and the tradition of the novella. The latter, an Italian word used to describe short stories, supplied the present generic English term in the 18th century. Ian Watt, however, in The Rise of the Novel (1957) suggests that the novel first came into being in the early 18th century,
The romance is a closely related long prose narrative. Walter Scott defined it as "a fictitious narrative in prose or verse; the interest of which turns upon marvellous and uncommon incidents", whereas in the novel "the events are accommodated to the ordinary train of human events and the modern state of society". However, many 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". Romance, as defined here, should not be confused with 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."
Usage examples of "novel".
The rather slow-moving, actionless last section of the novel further reduces an already-reactive Frederic to virtual passivity.
Arkham House werewolf novel, published for the first time in Britain with a new Introduction by the author, an Afterword and interior illustrations by Stephen Jones, and a wraparound dustjacket by Randy Broecker.
The agelasts who will find the novel frivolous and sacrilegious made up their minds a long time ago.
A young, bored, anorexic girl flicked the pages of a Simone De Beauvoir novel.
Nastasya Filippovna is fated to disappear for much of the last half of the novel, then the author needs an additional cynosure in order to keep his apocalyptic design in plain view.
Dark Time: The Apocalyptic Temper in the American Novel of the Nuclear Age.
A novel and important question, involving the extent of the maritime jurisdiction of Spain in the waters which surround the island of Cuba, has been debated without reaching an agreement, and it is proposed, in an amicable spirit, to refer it to the arbitrament of a friendly power.
Because the New England Dog Training Club meets in the Cambridge Armory on Thursday nights, it is especially important to point out that the characters and the dog training club in this novel are imaginary.
Shared Participation in Novel and Arousing Activities and Experienced Relationship Quality.
Yet this problem, to your eyes, I fear, not essentially novel or peculiarly involute, holds for my contemplative faculties an extraordinary fascination, to wit: wherein does the mind, in itself a muscle, escape from the laws of the physical, and wherein and wherefore do the laws of the physical exercise so inexorable a jurisdiction over the processes of the mind, so that a disorder of the visual nerve actually distorts the asomatous and veils the pneumatoscopic?
It would take great humility to write this novel: humility, not the professorial, historical, commercial, and auctorial cleverness that went into his Jim Bridger mountain man books.
I should say authoresses, since most of the horrid novels seem to be written by women.
The sham of authenticity that discounts authorial involvement and intrusion is back in force in this novel written in the 1790s and published at the turn of the century.
Shell, Charles Franks and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team NOT GEORGE WASHINGTON An Autobiographical Novel by P.
Second, the great majority of first novels are autobiographical to a great extent and as such must be narrated in the first person.