What's the difference of a novel and a book?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Dictionary definition of a book is:

    A written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound on covers

    a novel:

    A fictitious prose narrative of book length, typically representing character and action with some degree of realism.

    My take is the book being the physical structure and the novel being the contents or the story on the pages.

  • 1 decade ago

    A book is a general term. Lots of things can be a book. A dictionary is a book.

    A novel is a specific type of book that contains a story.

  • lee m
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    1 decade ago

    A book is bound pages, which can be blank or printed with any sort of information. A novel is a fictional story.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    All novels are books, but not all books are novels!

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  • 1 decade ago

    a book is a empty container, you put inside a novel, a roman or smething else then you have a BOOK

  • 1 decade ago

    Same difference as a 'can' and 'soup'.

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