What's the difference between book and novel?

8 Answers

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago
    Best Answer

    All novels are books. Not all books are novels.

    A novel is a book-length work of fiction. "Moby Dick" is a novel. "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" is a novel.

    But the repair manual for your automobile is NOT a novel. A biography of Julius Caesar is not a novel. A mathematics textbook is not a novel. They are books, but they are non-fiction books, so they cannot be novels.

    This is very simple. How old are you, about 5?

    • Colorful2
      Lv 4
      3 years agoReport

      So close to being a good answer...why would you do that to someone who wants to increase their knowledge?

  • 3 years ago

    Novels are books. A novel is a book that is usually over 50 000 words and is based around plot, unlike say a textbook, or history book that is completely factual, or a novella which is much shorter than a novel

  • 3 years ago

    A novel is a book too. It's just a long and detailed fictitious prose and a literary work.

  • Athena
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    A book may be a collection of short stories, a collection of essays, or a non-fiction.

    Anything can be bound in a book. Not every book is a novel.

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  • 3 years ago

    Novels I carry but don't read.

  • Lex
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    All novels are books but not all books are novels.

  • keith
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    I read both

  • 3 years ago


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