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(Encyclopedia) dictionary, published list, in alphabetical order, of the words of a language. In monolingual dictionaries the words are explained and defined in the same language; in bilingual…

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…

Novels

(Encyclopedia) Novels: see Corpus Juris Civilis.

novel

(Encyclopedia) novel, in modern literary usage, a sustained work of prose fiction a volume or more in length. It is distinguished from the short story and the fictional sketch, which are necessarily…

new novel

(Encyclopedia) new novel: see French literature; Robbe-Grillet, Alain.

dime novels

(Encyclopedia) dime novels, swift-moving, thrilling novels, mainly about the American Revolution, the frontier period, and the Civil War. The books were first sold in 1860 for 10 cents by the firm of…

Melloni, Macedonio

(Encyclopedia) Melloni, Macedonio mächādô´nyō māl-lō´nē, 1798–1854, Italian physicist. Known especially for his investigations of heat, he pointed out the similarity of heat to light, showing that it…

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…

Great Novels by Native American Authors

Popular novels about Native life and heritage by Native authors Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Related Links American Indian Heritage Month American Indian Quotes Notable…