Monday, June 3, 2013

Novellas

Browse the electronic bookshelf of any ebook supplier on any given day and you will find dozens of novellas. With the advent of ebook readers, the popularity of the novellas is on the rise.

A novella is a literary form that is longer than a short story but shorter than a novel. The length of a
novella falls somewhere between 20,000 to 40,000 words or 60 to 120 pages.

Typically a novella can be read in one of two sittings. This makes them a good choice for our fast-paced lifestyles.

The art of writing novellas has been practiced for centuries. Here are just a few, in no particular order:
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  • The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
  • Strange Case of D. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  • Billy Budd by Herman Melville
  • The Body by Stephen King

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