novella

as in tale
a work with imaginary characters and events that is shorter and usually less complex than a novel pressed for time, many English teachers have their students read the one novella among the novelist's works

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“Novella.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/novella. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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