Epistolary Novel

Entertainment / Literature / Epistolary Novel: Any novel that takes the form of a series of letters--either written by one character or several characters. The form allows an author to dispense with an omniscient point of view, but still switch between the viewpoints of several characters during the narrative. See epistolary, above.

Other Words for Novel

Novel Verb Synonyms: new, unusual, unfamiliar, unconventional, fresh, different, original, creative, untested, untried
Novel Noun Synonyms: story, tale, narrative, romance, novella, novelette, best-seller, blockbuster
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Epistolary

Entertainment / Literature / Epistolary: Taking the form of a letter, or actually consisting of a letter written to another. For instance, several books in the New Testament written by Saint Paul are epistolary--they were originally letters MORE

Novel

Entertainment / Literature / Novel: In its broadest sense, a novel is any extended fictional prose narrative focusing on a few primary characters but often involving scores of secondary characters. The fact that it is in prose helps dis MORE

Mystery Novel

Entertainment / Literature / Mystery Novel: A novel focused on suspense and solving a mystery--especially a murder, theft, kidnapping, or some other crime. The protagonist faces inexplicable events, threats, assaults, and unknown forces or anta MORE

Multicultural Novel

Entertainment / Literature / Multicultural Novel: As Robert Harris defines the term in his glossary, a multicultural novel is A novel written by a member of or about a cultural minority group, giving insight into non-Western or non-dominant cultural MORE

Novel Of Manners

Entertainment / Literature / Novel Of Manners: A novel that describes in detail the customs, behaviors, habits, and expectations of a certain social group at a specific time and place. Usually these conventions shape the behavior of the main chara MORE

Novella

Entertainment / Literature / Novella: An extended fictional prose narrative that is longer than a short story, but not quite as long as a novel. We might arbitrarily assign an approximate length of 20,000-50,000 words. Early prototypes in MORE

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