novel noun

ADJ. hardback, paperback | first a prize for the best first novel of the year | latest, new | literary | best-selling, popular | acclaimed his critically acclaimed novel | famous | classic | contemporary, modern | nineteenth-century, Victorian | adult, children's | autobiographical | epistolary Samuel Richardson's novels are all epistolary in form. | adventure, comic, crime, detective, historical, satirical, spy, realist, romantic

QUANT. copy I took a copy of a Graham Greene novel on the train with me.

VERB + NOVEL produce, write | publish | read | accept (for publication), reject (for publication) Her first novel was finally accepted for publication. | translate | adapt adapting the novel for television | review

NOVEL + VERB be based on sth The novel was based on a true life story. | be set, take place The novel was set in a small village in France.

PREP. ~ about a novel about growing up