Definition of novella:
- prose (part of speech: noun)
- "The Dream Doctor", Arthur B. Reeve.
- "The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti", John Addington Symonds.
Though he was not strictly either an orator or a philosopher, his works include both speeches and philosophical treatises; but his chief distinction and his permanent interest are as a novelist both in the literal and in the accepted sense of the word- a writer of prose romances in which he carried the novella elocutio to the highest point it reached.- "Latin Literature", J. W. Mackail.