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Literature Glossary

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Chapter

Definition:

Novels are typically broken into sections called chapters. While that probably doesn't come as much of a surprise, you might be shocked to learn that chapters didn't become standard in publishing until the 18th century. Fancy that, fancypants.

Tags: General, Novel