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Novelette \Nov`el*ette"\, n. [Dim. of novel, n. See Novel.] A short novel; a novella.


n. A short novel.


n. a short novel [syn: novella]


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Novelette (music)

A novelette is "a short piece of lyrical music, especially one for the piano".

The word was used by the composer Robert Schumann as a title for some piano pieces, a choice that reflected his literary background and interests. The music in question (op. 21, and op. 99 no. 9) is episodic, however, and does not especially resemble a narrative. The name may also allude to Clara Novello.

Schumann was followed by Niels Gade, Theodor Kirchner, Stephen Heller and much later by Poulenc ( Trois novelettes), Lutosławski ("Novelette for Orchestra"), Chaminade, Tcherepnin, Josef Tal and George Gershwin ("Novelette in Fourths").

Novelette (ballet)

Novelette is a solo modern dance work choreographed by Martha Graham to an existing piece of music, Op. 99, No. 9 from Robert Schumann's Bunte Blätter, also known as Colored Leaves. The ninth movement from the piano solo, also titled Novelette, is a three-minute long piece in B-minor. The ballet premiered on April 18, 1926 at New York's 48 Street Theater in the first independent concert presented by Graham.

The all-Graham program also featured the solos: Intermezzo, Maid with the Flaxen Hair, Clair de Lune, Desir, Deux Valses, Masques, From a Century Tapestry and A Study in Lacquer, and works for members of the newly-formed Martha Graham Concert Group: Tanze, Arabesque No. 1, The Marionette Show and Chorale, which also included Graham.

In her autobiography Blood Memory, Graham wrote that everything she did that night "was influenced by Denishawn," but added the audience came because she was "such a curiosity - a woman who could do her own work."

Usage examples of "novelette".

Nebula award for best novelette in 1967 and was a finalist for the Hugo in the same year.

He had put the original format he had written for the show, in which the desperate folks of Deathship Earth put a comedian into a time machine, into first person as told by Ralf and pumped it full of about two hundred pages of gory description of dystopian nightmare culled and rewritten from CHAOS TIME, the show bible, and assorted short stories and novelettes.

He went back to coffee and cigarettes, gave up the medication, went back to writing, finished the revisions on Wolfbane, wrote two or three of his best novelettes, signed on as an editor for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction -his first experiment with editing, rather than writing, science fiction, and one which he enjoyed enormously.

Some of his short stories and novelettes have been mainstays for the anthologists ever since and have been adapted for television production, as for example The Little Black Bag and The Marching Morons.

Smith readily agreed to do a series of novelettes constructed around the character Neal Cloud, a professional blaster of atomic vortices from power plants out of control, an extrapolation of the business of dynamiting blazing oil wells.

I got out a novelette about polywater just before it became apparent that this seemingly intriguing substance was a practical joke that eager and careless physical chemists had played on themselves.

She would write the first 9,000 words and Bradbury the remainder of a long novelette of a man who dies to find himself on Venus in the superb body of a character named Conan.

Hamilton, asked to do the stories, wrote all but three of the 21 novels and novelettes in the series to a hard-and-fast formula.

Even here, however, the Novelette easily maintains its philosophical superiority, because it does attribute to the strong man those virtues which do commonly belong to him, such virtues as laziness and kindliness and a rather reckless benevolence, and a great dislike of hurting the weak.

Skeleton Men of Jupiter was intended by Burroughs as the opening episode of the group of interconnected novelettes, probably to number four, which would have become a John Carter novel in the fashion of Llana Of Gathol or the Carson Napier book Escape On Venus.

Written in 1945 under the byline George Hopley (Woolrich's two middle names), _Night Has a Thousand Eyes_ was based on an earlier novelette, _Speak To Me of Death_, published in the February 1937 _Argosy_.

Another novelette collection followed in 1950, another mystery novel appeared in 1971, and he published a mainstream novel in 1975.

But even so, I had to do a little better than one short story a month to get by, and the only possibility I could see was to do an occasional novelette.

Poems in a small literary magazine that brought praise but no money, a pair of short stories to a magazine nobody bought, one novelette for which she received the munificent sum of two hundred and fifty dollars, and rejection letters full of suggestions.

When I wrote the novelette, the theories of the universe in vogue were Steady State vs.