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Literature Resources

Literary resources available at Huntsville-Madison Co. Public Library Reference & Adult Services Dept.


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 The novel is a literary form usually characterized by a fictional narrative expressed in a long prose work. As the form has evolved over the last 400 years, it has incoporated elements of plot, language and character interaction to enhance its effect. Novels have used an infinite variety of subject matter--factual, historical, realistic or fantastic--in tandem with linguistic experimentation. For every example of a novelistic rule there is another example of a violation of that rule.

General Resources

Resources Focusing on Specific Novels and Novelists