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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Novel
 
  A novel, like a bundle of wood, the more fagots it contains the greater its value.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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  A novel is typically as far removed from a play as a bird is from a fish … any attempt to transform one into the other is apt to result in a sort of flying-fish, a betwixt-and-between-thing.
            —Bliss Perry
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  A novel is the world’s truth with a beautiful woman walking through it.
            —David Swing
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