Novella

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A novella is a work of narrative prose fiction, longer than a short story but shorter than a novel.wikipedia
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Short story

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A novella is a work of narrative prose fiction, longer than a short story but shorter than a novel.
While the short story is largely distinct from the novel or novella (a shorter novel), authors generally draw from a common pool of literary techniques.

Novel

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A novella is a work of narrative prose fiction, longer than a short story but shorter than a novel.
The novel constitutes "a continuous and comprehensive history of about two thousand years", with its origins in classical Greece and Rome, in medieval and early modern romance, and in the tradition of the Italian renaissance novella.

The Decameron

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The novella as a literary genre began developing in the Italian literature of the early Renaissance, principally Giovanni Boccaccio, author of The Decameron (1353).
The Decameron (Decameron or Decamerone ), subtitled Prince Galehaut (Old Prencipe Galeotto ) and sometimes nicknamed l'Umana commedia ("the Human comedy"), is a collection of novellas by the 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–1375).

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

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Commonly, longer novellas are referred to as novels; Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886) and Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness (1899) are sometimes called novels, as are many science fiction works such as H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds (1897) and Philip Francis Nowlan's Armageddon 2419 A.D. (1928).
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a gothic novella by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1886.

Heart of Darkness

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Commonly, longer novellas are referred to as novels; Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886) and Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness (1899) are sometimes called novels, as are many science fiction works such as H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds (1897) and Philip Francis Nowlan's Armageddon 2419 A.D. (1928).
Heart of Darkness (1899) is a novella by Polish-British novelist Joseph Conrad about a narrated voyage up the Congo River into the Congo Free State in the Heart of Africa.

The Royal Game

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Austrian writer Stefan Zweig's Die Schachnovelle (1942) (literally, "The Chess Novella", but translated in 1944 as The Royal Game) is an example of a title naming its genre.
The Royal Game (also known as Chess Story; in the original German Schachnovelle, "Chess Novella") is a novella by the Austrian author Stefan Zweig written in 1941, the year before the author's death by suicide.

Armageddon 2419 A.D.

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Commonly, longer novellas are referred to as novels; Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886) and Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness (1899) are sometimes called novels, as are many science fiction works such as H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds (1897) and Philip Francis Nowlan's Armageddon 2419 A.D. (1928).
Armageddon 2419 A.D. is a science fiction novella by Philip Francis Nowlan which first appeared in the August 1928 issue of the pulp magazine Amazing Stories.

Different Seasons

Stephen King, in his introduction to Different Seasons, a collection of four novellas, has called the novella "an ill-defined and disreputable literary banana republic"; King notes the difficulties of selling a novella in the commercial publishing world, since it does not fit the typical length requirements of either magazine or book publishers.
Different Seasons (1982) is a collection of four Stephen King novellas with a more serious dramatic bent than the horror fiction for which King is famous.

Breakfast at Tiffany's (novella)

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Breakfast at Tiffany's is a novella by Truman Capote published in 1958.

Word count

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Publishers and literary award societies typically describe a novella's word count as falling between 15,000 and 40,000 words, although definitions vary.
There are no firm rules: for example, the boundary between a novella and a novel is arbitrary and a literary work may be difficult to categorise.

Charles Dickens

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Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, lectured and performed readings extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children's rights, education, and other social reforms.

Literary genre

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The novella is a common literary genre in several European languages.

Of Mice and Men

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Of Mice and Men is a novella written by John Steinbeck.

Nebula Award for Best Novelette

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The Nebula Award for Best Novelette is given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) to a science fiction or fantasy novelette.

Nebula Award for Best Novella

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The Nebula Award for Best Novella is given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) for science fiction or fantasy novellas.

Edith Wharton

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In 1877, at the age of 15, she secretly wrote a 30,000 word novella Fast and Loose.

Hugo Award for Best Novella

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The novella award is available for works of fiction of between 17,500 and 40,000 words; awards are also given out in the short story, novelette and novel categories.

Shirley Jackson Award

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The awards are given for the best work published in the preceding calendar year in the following categories: Novel, Novella, Novelette, Short Story, Single-Author Collection and Edited Anthology.

The Paris Literary Prize

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The Paris Literary Prize was a biennial literary prize for unpublished novellas by new authors from anywhere in the world.

List of novellas

Novellas are relatively short works of prose fiction, longer than a short story but shorter than a novel.

Romance novel

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Some of these are published as part of a category, such as Harlequin Blaze, while others are published as part of an anthology and are only novella length.

Renaissance

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The novella as a literary genre began developing in the Italian literature of the early Renaissance, principally Giovanni Boccaccio, author of The Decameron (1353).

Giovanni Boccaccio

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The novella as a literary genre began developing in the Italian literature of the early Renaissance, principally Giovanni Boccaccio, author of The Decameron (1353).

Black Death

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The Decameron featured 100 tales (named novellas) told by ten people (seven women and three men) fleeing the Black Death, by escaping from Florence to the Fiesole hills in 1348.