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  2. Novella - Wikipedia

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    In English speaking countries the modern novella is rarely defined as a distinct literary genre, but is often used as a term for a short novel. Characteristics. A novella generally features fewer conflicts than a novel, yet more complicated ones than a short story. The conflicts also have more time to develop than in short stories.

  3. Empty string - Wikipedia

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    Formal theory. Formally, a string is a finite, ordered sequence of characters such as letters, digits or spaces. The empty string is the special case where the sequence has length zero, so there are no symbols in the string.

  4. Ghost story - Wikipedia

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    The modern short story emerged in Germany in the early decades of the 19th century. Kleist's "The Beggar Woman of Locarno", published in 1810, and several other works from the period lay claim to being the first ghost short stories of a modern type. E. T. A. Hoffmann's ghost stories include "The Elementary Spirit" and "The Mines of Falun".

  5. Utopian and dystopian fiction - Wikipedia

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    Another subgenre is feminist utopias and the overlapping category of feminist science fiction.According to the author Sally Miller Gearhart, “A feminist utopian novel is one which a. contrasts the present with an envisioned idealized society (separated from the present by time or space), b. offers a comprehensive critique of present values/conditions, c. sees men or male institutions as a ...

  6. ebook - Wikipedia

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    An ebook (short for electronic book), also known as an e-book or eBook, is a book publication made available in digital form, consisting of text, images, or both, readable on the flat-panel display of computers or other electronic devices.

  7. Graphic novel - Wikipedia

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    "Graphic album" was also the term used the following year by Gene Day for his hardcover short-story collection Future Day (Flying Buttress Press). Another early graphic novel, though it carried no self-description, was The Silver Surfer (Simon & Schuster/Fireside Books, August 1978), by Marvel Comics' Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

  8. Japanese television drama - Wikipedia

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    Japanese television drama (テレビドラマ, terebi dorama, television drama), also called drama (ドラマ), are television programs that are a staple of Japanese television and are broadcast daily. All major TV networks in Japan produce a variety of drama series including romance, comedy, detective stories, horror, jidaigeki, thriller, and ...

  9. Political corruption - Wikipedia

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    Political corruption is the use of powers by government officials or their network contacts for illegitimate private gain.. Forms of corruption vary, but can include bribery, lobbying, extortion, cronyism, nepotism, parochialism, patronage, influence peddling, graft, and embezzlement.