Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A short prose tale often characterized by moral teaching or satire.
  • noun A short novel.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An imperial ordinance. See novel, 3.

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  • noun a short novel

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a short novel

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Italian; see novel.]

Examples

  • The title novella is about Ravi, "a wild creature from the mountains" in the vein of Kipling's Mowgli.

    Rapt in Translation; Zombie Zoology

  • It was a very inspired decision since the first 200 or so pages of The Desert Spear that deal with the Krasian culture and recount the tale of Jardir and Abban from early childhood friendship, to how their fates separated and then reunited later put both the title novella of "The Great Bazaar" and the relatively short time that Arles spends with the Krasians in clear focus.

    "The Great Bazaar and Other Stories" by Peter Brett (Reviewed by Liviu Suciu)

  • Overall "The Great Bazaar and Other Stories" is an excellent addition to the Peter Brett canon, though I strongly recommend reading the title novella after those pages from The Desert Spear since that way you will get the most out of it.

    "The Great Bazaar and Other Stories" by Peter Brett (Reviewed by Liviu Suciu)

  • About a year ago I bought his posthumous collection To Outlive Eternity, which contained several very good long stories, such as the title novella, “The Day After Doomsday” and “The Big Rain.”

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Spanning 516 years of history, the six short stories and the title novella that make up A Second Chance at Eden chronicle humanity's first faltering steps into space, the colonisation of other worlds and the huge schism along ideological and religious grounds that splits the human race in two, the Adamists and Edenists.

    A Second Chance at Eden by Peter F. Hamilton

  • A while back Ipostedabout the title novella in this book.

    Archive 2009-05-10

  • There are no really weak links and 'Sonnie's Edge', 'Deathday' and 'Escape Route' are all superb, whilst the title novella is nothing short of classic, showing the birth of a new human culture which is beyond normal human experience but in a manner that is convincing and even attractive: a sympathetic Singularity.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • About a year ago I bought his posthumous collection To Outlive Eternity, which contained several very good long stories, such as the title novella, “The Day After Doomsday” and “The Big Rain.”

    Going For Infinity

  • Spanning 516 years of history, the six short stories and the title novella that make up A Second Chance at Eden chronicle humanity's first faltering steps into space, the colonisation of other worlds and the huge schism along ideological and religious grounds that splits the human race in two, the Adamists and Edenists.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • There are no really weak links and 'Sonnie's Edge', 'Deathday' and 'Escape Route' are all superb, whilst the title novella is nothing short of classic, showing the birth of a new human culture which is beyond normal human experience but in a manner that is convincing and even attractive: a sympathetic Singularity.

    A Second Chance at Eden by Peter F. Hamilton

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