Novel
English: Novel

Novels are books which have one long story written in them. They are works of prose fiction. They are longer than short stories. There are many kinds. For example, some are adventure stories, like Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. There are horror (scary) stories like Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. There are also science fiction novels like Dune by Frank Herbert, and humorous novels like Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. Novels in English are usually at least 60,000 words long. Some are much bigger, 150,000 words or more. Novels usually have 100 pages or more.

The first novels were written more than three hundred years ago. Some people say that Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes is the first novel. It was first published in 1605.

  • genres of novels

Genres of novels

There are many different genres, or categories, of novels. Some of these are:

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Roman
Alemannisch: Roman
العربية: رواية (أدب)
aragonés: Novela
Արեւմտահայերէն: Վէպ
asturianu: Novela
Avañe'ẽ: Tembiasagua'u
azərbaycanca: Roman
تۆرکجه: رومان
বাংলা: উপন্যাস
башҡортса: Роман
беларуская: Раман
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Раман
भोजपुरी: उपन्यास
Bikol Central: Nobela
български: Роман
bosanski: Roman
brezhoneg: Romant
буряад: Роман
català: Novel·la
Чӑвашла: Роман
čeština: Román
Cymraeg: Nofel
dansk: Roman
Deutsch: Roman
eesti: Romaan
Ελληνικά: Μυθιστόρημα
English: Novel
español: Novela
Esperanto: Romano
euskara: Eleberri
فارسی: رمان
Fiji Hindi: Novel
føroyskt: Skaldsøga
Frysk: Roman
Gaeilge: Úrscéal
Gaelg: Noaskeeal
Gàidhlig: Nobhail
galego: Novela
贛語: 長篇小說
ગુજરાતી: નવલકથા
한국어: 장편 소설
հայերեն: Վեպ
हिन्दी: उपन्यास
hrvatski: Roman
Ido: Romano
Ilokano: Nobela
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: উপন্যাস
Bahasa Indonesia: Novel
íslenska: Skáldsaga
italiano: Romanzo
עברית: רומן
Jawa: Novèl
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಕಾದಂಬರಿ
ქართული: რომანი
kaszëbsczi: Pòwiesc
қазақша: Роман
kernowek: Romans
Kiswahili: Riwaya
Kreyòl ayisyen: Woman
kriyòl gwiyannen: Roman (litératir)
Кыргызча: Роман
Latina: Mythistoria
latviešu: Romāns
Lëtzebuergesch: Roman
lietuvių: Romanas
Limburgs: Roman
magyar: Regény
македонски: Роман
മലയാളം: നോവൽ
मराठी: कादंबरी
მარგალური: რომანი (პროზა)
مصرى: روايه
مازِرونی: رمان
Bahasa Melayu: Novel
Mirandés: Remanse
монгол: Тууж
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ဝတ္ထု
Nederlands: Roman (literatuur)
नेपाली: उपन्यास
日本語: 長編小説
нохчийн: Роман
norsk: Roman
norsk nynorsk: Roman
occitan: Roman
ଓଡ଼ିଆ: ଉପନ୍ୟାସ
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Roman
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਨਾਵਲ
پنجابی: ناول
پښتو: ناول
Patois: Navl
Piemontèis: Romanz (literatura)
polski: Powieść
português: Romance
Runa Simi: Kawsay rikch'a
русиньскый: Роман
русский: Роман
саха тыла: Арамаан
Scots: Novelle
shqip: Romani
sicilianu: Rumanzu
සිංහල: නවකතාව
سنڌي: ناول
slovenčina: Román
slovenščina: Roman
کوردی: ڕۆمان
српски / srpski: Роман
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Roman
Sunda: Novel
suomi: Romaani
svenska: Roman
Tagalog: Nobela
Taqbaylit: Ungal
татарча/tatarça: Роман
тоҷикӣ: Роман
Türkçe: Roman
українська: Роман
اردو: ناول
Tiếng Việt: Tiểu thuyết
walon: Roman
Winaray: Nobela
吴语: 长篇小说
ייִדיש: ראמאן
Zazaki: Roman
žemaitėška: Ruomans (literatūra)
中文: 長篇小說