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What is the difference between a book and a novel?

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A book is a set of written words or pictures on electronic or physical pages while a novel is a type of book that has a narrative structure and story. Novels are fictional, but books can be characterized as fiction or nonfiction.

A book is a set of written text on pages existing in printed or electronic copy, such as dictionaries, anthologies, encyclopedias, novels, atlases, manuscripts, hymnals, comic books, biographies, cookbooks and diaries. An electronic book might be a Web comic or a book that has been scanned and formatted for an e-reader. Books are often published and copyrighted.

Novels are a type of fictional book usually written in prose, as opposed to a poetic structure. They contain fictional characters, events, settings or themes.


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