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A type of Prose Fiction which is essentially a short Novel which is longer than the Novelette. Described by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America as any work between 17,500 and 40,000 words in length. Can overlap with the Short Story but Your Mileage May Vary as far as that goes.
Novellas are relatively uncommon in English language publishing due to there being little market for them. However, there are notable exceptions. Novellas are often sold in installments within several editions of a fiction magazine making many of them examples of a Multi Volume Work.
Novellas tend to have simpler plots than novels, but these plots necessitate more complexity than in a novelette due to the added length.
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- Animal Farm by George Orwell.
- At the Mountains of Madness by HP Lovecraft.
- Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.
- Carrie, The Mist, and Blockade Billy by Stephen King.
- The Circus of Doctor Lao by Charles G. Finney
- Como agua para chocolate (Or, Like Water For Chocolate) by Laura Esquivel
- Coraline by Neil Gaiman
- The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen
- Hollyleaf's Story, a tie-in to the Warrior Cats series by Erin Hunter.
- The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
- Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.
- The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway.
- Chapter 22 of The Pale King.
- Sherlock Holmes had four associated novellas: A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and The Valley of Fear.
- Sula by Toni Morrison