Therefore the setting or environment was a largely Victorian one. This would involve the lack of any motorised vehicles and at night gas lamps would light the streets. London would have had a very defined poverty line, which meant large and noticeable differences between rich and poor. The buildings and streets would be very much in the style as shown below in this picture of Victorian London:
History[ edit ] The novella as a literary genre began developing in the early Renaissance by the Italian and French literatura, principally Giovanni Boccaccioauthor of The Decameron Not until the late 18th and early 19th centuries did writers fashion the novella into a literary genre structured by precepts and rules, generally in a realistic mode.
At that time, the Germans were the most active writers of the novelle German: Novellen tend to contain a concrete symbol, which is the narrative's focal point. The conflicts also have more time to develop than in short stories.
Wells and are often intended to be read at a single sitting, as is the short story, although in a novella white space is often used to divide the sections, and therefore, the novella maintains a single effect.
The novella is generally not as formally experimental as the long story and the novel can be, and it usually lacks the subplots, the multiple points of view, and the generic adaptability that are common in the novel.
It is most often concerned with personal and emotional development rather than with the larger social sphere. The novella generally retains something of the unity of impression that is a hallmark of the short story, but it also contains more highly developed characterization and more luxuriant description.
See the article Word count for comparative word counts. This etymological distinction avoids confusion of the literatures and the forms, with the novel being the more important, established fictional form. Less often, longer works are referred to as novellas.
The subjectivity of the parameters of the novella genre is indicative of its shifting and diverse nature as an art form. On a web search engine, input "novels" and "length" and you will find tables of word counts, separating out novels from novellas, even from the esoteric and still shorter "novelette"—as though prose works were dog show contestants, needing to be entered into proper categories.
But when it comes to writing, any distinctions that begin with an objective and external quality like size are bound to be misleading.
The delicate, gem-like jigsaw of Thornton Wilder 's The Bridge of San Luis Ray [ sic ] could not be more unlike the feverishly cunning philosophical monologue of Albert Camus ' The Fallbut both novels are about the same length. Despite these problems, however, the novella's length provides unique advantages; in the introduction to a novella anthology titled Sailing to Byzantium, Robert Silverberg writes: Thus it provides an intense, detailed exploration of its subject, providing to some degree both the concentrated focus of the short story and the broad scope of the novel.
The author described it as a novella, but the panel for the Man Booker Prize in qualified the book as a "short novel". A similar case is found with a much older work of fiction: The Call of the Wild by Jack London.
This book, by modern standards, is short enough and straightforward enough to qualify as a novella. However, historically, it has been regarded as a novel. A range between 7, and 17, words is common among awards.
Novellas that appear on multiple best-of lists Title.The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras.
Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics. This presentation includes: Detailed contextual information on the novel, including discussion of The Dual Brain theory and a discussion on the absence of women in the text-Detailed discussion of narrative theory: setting, language, dialogue, symbolism, narration and pathetic fallacy-Character Interpretations and Analysis linked to themes.-Tension, Suspense and Mystery Used as a revision aid.
Students are asked to write literary analysis essays because this type of assignment encourages you to think about how and why a poem, short story, novel, or play was written. To successfully analyze literature, you’ll need to remember that authors make specific choices for particular reasons.
Essay on Tension and Suspense in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - How effective is the setting in creating tension and suspense in Stevenson’s works. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a novella about a scientist who experiments with the morals of good and evil.
Welcome to The Literature Network! We offer searchable online literature for the student, educator, or enthusiast. To find the work you're looking for start by looking through the author index. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson are returning to London from Bucharest after the great detective has interceded in a delicate matter relating to the Rumanian Royal House.