30+ Short Novels Free! [PDF]

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

1) The Metamorphosis

Franz Kafka

2) A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

3) White Nights

Fiódor Dostoiévski

4) The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald

5) Mrs Dalloway

Virginia Woolf

6) The Hound of the Baskervilles

Arthur Conan Doyle

7) The Awakening

Kate Chopin

8) The Death of Ivan Ilyich

Leo Tolstoy

9) The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

James Weldon Johnson

10) Death in Venice

Thomas Mann

11) Notes from Underground

Fyodor Dostoevsky

12) Cane

Jean Toomer

13) O Pioneers!

Willa Cather

14) Billy Budd

Herman Melville

15) Ethan Frome

Edith Wharton

16) Jakob von Gunten

Robert Walser

17) Candide


18) Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad

19) The Red Badge of Courage

Stephen Crane

20) Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse

21) Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

22) The call of the wild

Jack London

23) The return of the soldier

Rebecca West

24) Agnes grey

Anne Brontë

25) Frankenstein

Mary Shelley

26) The Bridge of San Luis

Rey Thornton Wilder

27) Daisy Miller

Henry James

28) Flatland

Edwin Abbott Abbott

29) The Time Machine

H. G. Wells

30) Heart of a Dog

Mikhail Bulgakov

31) The Lifted Veil

George Eliot

32) The Kreutzer Sonata

Leo Tolstoy

33) First Love

Ivan Turgenev

34) Lady Susan

Jane Austen

35) The aspern papers

Henry James

36) Benito Cereno

Herman Melville

37) The girl with the golden eyes

Honoré de Balzac

Here ends our selection of free Short Novels in PDF format. We hope you liked it and already have your next book!

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