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Novel came into use during 14th and 17th century when Giovanni Boccaccio, an Italian writer, applied the term novella to the short prose narratives in1353. Thus it is derived from the Italian word, novella, which means new or strange. In English literature, the different writers defined it according to their knowledge and experience. They have given very satisfying definitions, but it is more conveniently defined that a long story in prose, meant primarily for entertainment, and presenting a realistic picture of life. This literary form is a source of great entertainment for the readers in case of loneliness and tiredness. During journey, the people mostly read the novels and enjoy to good extent. It is a gift of the Medieval Ages because these ages were prosperous with fiction and long fairy tales. They were printed at the end of 15th century and drew the attention of the readers. Such stories proved the model for this new genre of literature. It is truly said that the novel has got its popularity as a good companion, enriched with the spirit of entertainment and instruction.