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