30+ Short Novels Free! [PDF]

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We are excited to introduce you to our collection of short novels in PDF format, the reason is simple, this type of narrative contains all the same characteristics of the novel, but in a more condensed form.

It reads faster and the emotions that are stirred are more intense because the events occur in a shorter period of time.

Genre scholars generally estimate that to be classified as short, it should not exceed approximately 40,000 words.

Especially nowadays, where the pace of life is very fast and many do not have much time to devote to reading full-length works. In these cases, the short novel rises to solve the problem.

Take a look right now at this excellent collection of more than 30 short novels in PDF format and enjoy amazing stories. Remember that in this section you can download the books you want for free.

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Featured Short Novels

1) The Metamorphosis

Author: Franz Kafka

One of Kafka’s best-known works, The Metamorphosis tells the story of the salesman Gregory Samsa who wakes up one morning to find himself inexplicably transformed into a huge insect (ungezures from the German Ungeziefer, literally “monstrous vermin”). 

Samsa, finding himself in this new condition, subsequently decides to fight to adapt to his new way of life.

The novel has become one of the literary classics worldwide, and as such has been widely discussed among literary critics, with different interpretations offered.

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2) A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens

It tells the story of a greedy and selfish man named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation after being visited by a series of ghosts on Christmas Eve.

The book was written and published during the Victorian era, a time when there was a great nostalgia for old Christmas traditions and new customs such as Christmas trees and greeting cards were beginning to be introduced.

Dickens’ inspirations for writing the novel seem to be many and varied, but the main ones are the sad and humiliating experiences of his childhood, his sympathy for the poor, and various Christmas stories and fairy tales.

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3) White Nights

Author: Fiódor Dostoiévski

White Nights is a short story originally published in 1848, early in the writer’s career.

Like many of Dostoevsky’s stories, White Nights is told in the first person by an unnamed narrator. The narrator is a young man who lives in St. Petersburg and suffers from loneliness. He meets and falls in love with a young woman, but the love is unrequited as the woman misses her lover, with whom she is eventually reunited.

The story is divided into six sections:1. First night
2. Second night
3. Nastenka’s story
4. Third night
5. Fourth night
6. Morning

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Short Novels

The Metamorphosis

Franz Kafka

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

White Nights

Fiódor Dostoiévski

The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Mrs Dalloway

Virginia Woolf

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Arthur Conan Doyle

The Awakening

Kate Chopin

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

Leo Tolstoy

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

James Weldon Johnson

Death in Venice

Thomas Mann

Notes from Underground

Fyodor Dostoevsky


Jean Toomer

O Pioneers!

Willa Cather

Billy Budd

Herman Melville

Ethan Frome

Edith Wharton

Jakob von Gunten

Robert Walser



Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad

The Red Badge of Courage

Stephen Crane


Hermann Hesse

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

The call of the wild

Jack London

The return of the soldier

Rebecca West

Agnes grey

Anne Brontë


Mary Shelley

The Bridge of San Luis

Rey Thornton Wilder

Daisy Miller

Henry James


Edwin Abbott Abbott

The Time Machine

H. G. Wells

Heart of a Dog

Mikhail Bulgakov

The Lifted Veil

George Eliot

The Kreutzer Sonata

Leo Tolstoy

First Love

Ivan Turgenev

Lady Susan

Jane Austen

The aspern papers

Henry James

Benito Cereno

Herman Melville

The girl with the golden eyes

Honoré de Balzac

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