According to the Science Fiction-Fantasy Writers of America, a novella is a work of fiction no longer than 40,000 words (more is a novel) and no fewer than 17,500 (fewer is a novelette), but exact word counts vary. Works like Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" and Leo Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilych" are often considered to be novellas.

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