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The Devil's Dictionary: Novel

by Ambrose Bierce NOUMENONNOVEMBERNOVEL -n. A short story padded. A species of composition bearing the same relation to literature that the panorama bears to art. As it is too long to be r…

Novel Experiences among the Indians

Chapter 3 Chapter 5 Novel Experiences among the Indians About this time (the nineteenth and twentieth of August), the explorers lost by death the only member of their party who d…

Top Ten American Indian Novels

Popular novels that portray American Indian life and heritage by Liz Olson Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Related Links American Indian Herita…

100 Best First Lines of Novels

The titles range from Don Quixote to Middlesex The editors of American Book Review selected what they consider the most memorable first lines of novels. The titles on the list span centuries a…

The Congress of Women: George Meredith's Novels

by Miss Margaret Windeyer The Pacific NorthwestThe Nineteenth CenturyGeorge Meredith's Novels Miss Margaret Windeyer is a native of New South Wales, Australia. She was born in 1866 at Sydney…

The Devil's Dictionary: Romance

by Ambrose Bierce ROBBERROPEROMANCE -n. Fiction that owes no allegiance to the God of Things as They Are. In the novel the writer's thought is tethered to probability, as a domestic horse t…

The Devil's Dictionary: Noumenon

by Ambrose Bierce NOTORIETYNOVELNOUMENON -n. That which exists, as distinguished from that which merely seems to exist, the latter being a phenomenon. The noumenon is a bit difficult to loc…

The Devil's Dictionary: Salacity

by Ambrose Bierce SAINTSALAMANDERSALACITY -n. A certain literary quality frequently observed in popular novels, especially in those written by women and young girls, who give it another name…