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Best Short Novels

Alton J. Bliss "Doc"
The list author says: "Short. Keep it short. The best novels usually are. From Fitzgerald to Steinbeck to Wells, short is pleasing to read. Keep it short."
The Great Gatsby (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
The Great Gatsby (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
"This short masterpiece includes the roaring twenties and a man named Gatsby."
The Genius with the 225 IQ
The Genius with the 225 IQ
"A genius of a book about the world's smartest person."
Candide (A Norton Critical Edition)
Candide (A Norton Critical Edition)
"A must read.  A really interesting short novel about slavery and man's inhumanity to man or woman."
Twilight of the Gods
Twilight of the Gods
"A great book about the first android president of the United States.  Man vs. machines."
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
"Great short novels about a land found in a dream and a little girl."
Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck Centennial Edition)
Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck Centennial Edition)
"Two men, one of them mentally weak, cling to their dreams as they make their way through the world."
The Missing Link
The Missing Link
"The search for the source of the human race."
The Old Man and The Sea
The Old Man and The Sea
"An old man trying to catch his dream from a small boat on the water."
The Time Machine (Enriched Classics)
The Time Machine (Enriched Classics)
"The great short novel from H.G. Wells about a man who goes forward in time."
The Devil and Daniel Webster - Acting Edition
The Devil and Daniel Webster - Acting Edition
"A great short novel in which Daniel Webster goes up against the Devil himself."
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
"A great short novel about doctor with a dual personality."
The Invisible Man (Signet Classics)
The Invisible Man (Signet Classics)
"A great short one from Wells about the idea of invisibility."
The Red Pony (Puffin Classics)
The Red Pony (Puffin Classics)
"A great short one from Steinbeck."
The Red Badge of Courage (Enriched Classics)
The Red Badge of Courage (Enriched Classics)
"A short one, the language somewhat tangled, about the Civil War and redemption."
THE VISITORS
THE VISITORS
"A great short one about peaceful aliens coming to Earth and finding out how violent the planet is."
Frankenstein (Penguin Classics)
Frankenstein (Penguin Classics)
"A classic story about a misfit created in the laboratory."
Day of the Locust
Day of the Locust
"A short one about Hollywood."
Kolak of the Werebeasts
Kolak of the Werebeasts
"An outcast who has been changed into a tiger by a Malaysian shaman."
The Pearl
The Pearl
"Good short one about greed and love."
Hard Times (Enriched Classics)
Hard Times (Enriched Classics)
"A great short one from Dickens."
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
"Short and sweet and before Christmas is over."
Pinocchio
Pinocchio
"The puppet seeking to be real."
1984 (Signet Classics)
1984 (Signet Classics)
"A great short one about a future past.  Big Brother."
Animal Farm: Anniversary Edition
Animal Farm: Anniversary Edition
"Communism and dictatorship."
White Fang
White Fang
"A great one from London."
The Call of the Wild (Aladdin Classics)
The Call of the Wild (Aladdin Classics)
"Civilization and wilderness."
Breakfast of Champions: A Novel
Breakfast of Champions: A Novel
"A good one from Vonnegut."
Cycle of the Werewolf (Signet)
Cycle of the Werewolf (Signet)
"A very short one from King."
Ethan Frome (Penguin Classics)
Ethan Frome (Penguin Classics)
"A short classic from Wharton."
Night (Night)
Night (Night)
"A great short one about the Holocaust."
The Lillies of the Field
The Lillies of the Field
"A great short one about the building of a church."
Little Birds
Little Birds
"Erotica from Nin.  Short and sexy."
Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels)
Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels)
"A relatively short one about World War II and the bombing of Dresden."
Journey to the Center of the Earth (Enriched Classics)
Journey to the Center of the Earth (Enriched Classics)
"A great short one from Verne."
Around the World in 80 Days
Around the World in 80 Days
"Good one from Verne about going around the world in the 1800s."
The Story of Doctor Dolittle (Dalmatian Press Adapted Classic)
The Story of Doctor Dolittle (Dalmatian Press Adapted Classic)
"Good short one from Lofting."
Pudd'nhead Wilson (Enriched Classics)
Pudd'nhead Wilson (Enriched Classics)
"A great short one from Twain about twins and human nature."
The Creation of God
The Creation of God
"God and a supercomputer ruling the world."
The Amazing Slick McKinley: Greatest Athlete Ever
The Amazing Slick McKinley: Greatest Athlete Ever
"Great short book for the whole family."
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