What Is a Modern Novel?

A modern novel is a long fictional narrative, written in a form of a story, that puts forward a realistic image of believable characters and occurrences. The majority of the modern novels focus on recreating the everyday lives of common people.

The novel is considered as a literary genre that writers can easily adopt to express their beliefs and thoughts. Unlike drama and poetry, which date back to 2000 B.C., the novel is a quite recent creation in the world of literature. Long fictional narrative, written in the form of stories, first appeared in 1700. However, novels became really popular in the early 18th century.