One of the longest forms of Prose Fiction
and the source of many a Doorstopper
. The novel is one of the most popular forms of literary fiction, and has made the fortune of several writers.
A novel can be any work of fiction longer than about 40 or 50 thousand words (the exact figure is debatable). Novels tend to have very complex plots with several conflicts that drive them.
Subtypes and derivations of the novel form include (list not mutually exclusive):
For more information see "the other wiki."