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The WordMaster was recently able to recall a past life when he was the owner of a used and antiquarian bookstore in London. That might explain his passion for words - and the books they're found in. Let the WordMaster share that passion with you this week as he looks at that most beloved of all books - the novel!

Today's Lesson
NOVEL   小説


  • A novel is a long piece of fiction in the form of a book.
  • novel とは、一冊の本にまとめられた、長いフィクション、つまり、小説のことです。



  1. a: Have you read any interesting novels lately?
    b: No. I'm so busy these days, I don't have much time to read for pleasure.
  2. Ted quit his job so that he could write a novel.
  3. The famous opening sentence “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” comes from “A Tale of Two Cities,” a classic novel by Charles Dickens.
  4. The popular author's latest novel is selling even better than expected.

英会話レッスンWhat book are you taking to bed tonight?