A novel is a long prose narrative that usually describes fictional characters and events in the form of a sequential story. It rests on the consensus that the novel is today the longest genre of narrative prose, followed by the novella, novelette and the short story. However, there is no consensus as to the minimal required lenght. In part because of this wide variation, the boundary between a novella and a novel may be arbitrary and difficult to determine.

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America specifies a word length of over 40,000 words for a novel, while National Novel Writing M

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Learning to See
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
The Great Alone
The Forgotten Hours
The Reckoning
The Beekeeper's Promise
Little Fires Everywhere
Conversations with Friends
The President Is Missing
Everything I Never Told You
The Perfect Nanny
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Behind Closed Doors
What Have You Done
There There
The Great Gatsby
To Kill a Mockingbird (To Kill a Mockingbird, #1)
The Catcher in the Rye
Animal Farm
The Alchemist
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
Pride and Prejudice
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
The Kite Runner
Lord of the Flies
The Hobbit or There and Back Again
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)
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