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

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    nov·el 1(nvl)

    n.

    1. A fictional prose narrative of considerable length, typically having a plot that is unfolded by the actions, speech, and thoughts of the characters.

    2. The literary genre represented by novels.

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/novel

    book(bk)

    n.

    1. A set of written, printed, or blank pages fastened along one side and encased between protective covers.

    2.

    a. A printed or written literary work.

    b. A main division of a larger printed or written work: a book of the Old Testament

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Book

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  • 1 decade ago

    A novel is a long in depth story. A book is anything that is printed and bound together. A novel is a book.

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  • 4 years ago

    Same thing! A "book" can be considered a novel and a novel is usually called a "book" The distinction is usually the "length" of the story. A book can be any length but a novel is usually more than 400 pages.

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  • 1 decade ago

    A novel is a work of fiction. A book is a general term that's used regardless of genre.

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  • LORD Z
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    All novels are books but not all books are novels.

    Novels are works of fiction.

    Books can be either fiction or non fiction.

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  • Speedy
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    A book doesn't necessarily have to be a story. It can be a picture book, a cook book, etc. A novel is a story.

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  • 1 decade ago

    A novel is always a book, but a book is not always a novel. A book, for example, can be a book of poetry. Boomshakalaka.

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  • 1 decade ago

    People write novels, but people read books.

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  • 1 decade ago

    More pages in the novel

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  • hih
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    a book can have a text for all kind of topics even for computers, a novel has an almost specific topic like romance

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