What is the difference between a Novel and a Book?

March 3, 2007 8:11am CST
Please tell me.
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@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
4 Mar 07
Thx for this question bettyboo I also wondered about this many times but to scared to ask, in case I sound stupid, and thx to you I am more enlightened and no longer stupid or puzzeld by this.
5 Mar 07
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• United States
3 Mar 07
A novel tells a story in more than one chapter. Many novels have over 25 chapters and the story is continuous just broken up by a new page. A novel also tends to bring up the past. Books are more of a term used for a ongoing story with no past being brought up. This also can be seperated by chapters, but not same way as a novel is.
5 Mar 07
Well understood reply thank you x
• United States
3 Mar 07
Just goes to show that some people substitute dictionary definitions for real explanations. Simple answer--A novel is a particular kind of book. It's fiction, a story, made up, not real.
@wayken (36)
• United States
3 Mar 07
I like the simple approach, less confusion. A novel is a book, just a certain type of book; made up, not real, but still a book. It can be broken down into genres, but that's a different topic.
@nowment (1758)
• United States
3 Mar 07
Book = it can be a book as in a story, like something written by your favorite author, it can be a number of sheets, stuck together at one end, example, a ledger, account book, book of stamps, book of tickets, or a novel it can be a major division of a long written compositin, such as the bible, it is divided into books. it can be a record book, which is a compliation of known facts about something or someone such as a ledger, account book, dossier. it can be a collection of rules put together on numbered sheets stuck together at one end, a rule book Novel = extended work of prose usually in the form of a story, or printed and bound book that is an extended work of fiction Then there is NOVEL = as in refreshing, a novel approch, new or different as in thought or idea, or way of doing something.
5 Mar 07
I think I am wiser by that reply, thank you :)