Literature by Letter - N

Identify these literary things that start with the letter N.
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Last updated: December 20, 2016
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Cathedral where Quasimodo lives
Notre Dame
George Orwell book about Big Brother (the title is spelled out)
Nineteen Eighty-Four
Aslan's magical world, created by C.S. Lewis
Narnia
The "voice" that speaks or tells a story, usually omniscient
Narrator
Submarine in "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea"
Nautilus
Captain of that submarine
Nemo
Charles Dickens's third novel
Nicholas Nickleby
Jane Austen cautions against confusing life with art in this "gothic" novel
Northanger Abbey
It's longer than a short story but shorter than a novel
Novella
What Edgar Allen Poe's raven quoth
Nevermore
This tear-jerker by Nicholas Sparks was adapted into a movie starring Rachel McAdams
Notebook, the
Cloud of gas and dust in space. Or, an award given for science fiction writing
Nebula Award
A newly coined word or phrase
Neologism
Bob Dylan won this literature prize in 2016
Nobel Prize for
Literature
Trippy and disturbing book by Beat author William S. Burroughs
Naked Lunch
Magical land were Peter Pan lives
Neverland
14th novel in Sue Grafton's "Alphabet" series of mystery novels
N is for Noose
Richard Wright novel about an empoverished African-American youth in 1930s Chicago
Native Son
This "postmodern" novel by Don DeLillo deals with fear of death
White Noise
Pig from "Animal Farm" who acted like Joseph Stalin
Napoleon
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Level 76
Dec 20, 2016
So what is the difference between novel and novella?
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Level 80
Dec 21, 2016
A novella is usually between about 8,000 and 40,000 words. Novels are usually longer than that. But classifications vary depending on the person, I find.
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Level 77
Jun 6, 2017
Why wouldn't novelette work also?
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Level 60
Jun 6, 2017
Yeah! Or novelina??
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Level 56
Jun 6, 2017
or lil novy?
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Level 55
Jun 8, 2017
nanonovel?
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Level 84
Jan 12, 2019
Assuming an average novel is 100,000 words, a nanonovel would be one ten-thousandth of a word long.
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Level 67
Apr 8, 2019
Yes, because everything we call mega is a million times the thing we refer to, or giga a billion times... that's ine hell of a megaburger and one very long megamovie...
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Level 82
Dec 29, 2016
How is a "cloud of gas and dust in space" a Nebula Award? Once you've mentioned "award" in the second hint, the answer can just be "Nebula".
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Level 84
Jan 12, 2019
Are narrators really "usually" omniscient?
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Level 78
Mar 28, 2019
I guess they would be. To be able to tell the whole story, they would have to know it from beginning to end before they even start telling it.
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Level 73
Oct 7, 2021
In the original theatre play, Peter Pan lives in Never Never Land, and at one point in its evolution, there were even three "Never"s in its name. The caption of an illustration in the 1911 novelisation also refers to it as Never Never Land, but Peter and Wendy only ever refer to it as Never Land in the novel