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A novella is a short novel. It is a written, fictional, prose narrative normally longer than a short story but shorter than a novel. It is also a short novel or a long short story.
√ Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
√ The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
√ Animal Farm by George Orwell
√ The Pearl by John Steinbeck
√ A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens
−A novella is shorter than a full-length novel. It is about 60 to 120 pages, or 7,500 to 40,000 words in length. It can be read in a sitting.
−Usually, a novella has fewer conflicts and subplots. The main narrative does not veer off into complicated back stories, multiple points of view and meandering plot lines.
− Novellas are sometimes not divided into chapters.
−A novella comprises a single event concentrated on one character or just a few characters.