A book is a set of written words or pictures on electronic or physical pages while a novel is a type of book that has a narrative structure and story. Novels are fictional, but books can be characterized as fiction or nonfiction.Continue Reading
A book is a set of written text on pages existing in printed or electronic copy, such as dictionaries, anthologies, encyclopedias, novels, atlases, manuscripts, hymnals, comic books, biographies, cookbooks and diaries. An electronic book might be a Web comic or a book that has been scanned and formatted for an e-reader. Books are often published and copyrighted.
Novels are a type of fictional book usually written in prose, as opposed to a poetic structure. They contain fictional characters, events, settings or themes.Learn more about Literature
To estimate the number of words in a book, multiply the number of pages by 250. For example, a 400-page book contains approximately 100,000 words.Full Answer >
Also referred to as an epic narrative, a modern epic may be defined as a poem written in the length of a novel that reflects ancient storytelling tradition. Unlike the prose novel, the verse of the modern epic often derives from legends originally delivered and developed through the spoken word.Full Answer >
The average novel contains between 140 and 320 pages, according to Kopek Publishing. This consists of 35,000 to 80,000 words. Short stories and children's books average only 10 to 20 pages. Saga-class novels contain an average of 300 to 600 pages, or up to 150,000 words.Full Answer >
"This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona" by Native American author Sherman Alexie is a short story from Alexie's novel "Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven." The short story served as the basis for Chris Eyre's independent film "Smoke Signals."Full Answer >