noveldom

noveldom

(ˈnɒvəldəm)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the realm of fiction; novels collectively
References in classic literature ?
In noveldom woman still sets the moral standard, and to her the males, who are in full revolt against the acceptance of the infatuation of a pair of lovers as the highest manifestation of the social instinct, and against the restriction of the affections within the narrow circle of blood relationship, and of the political sympathies within frontiers, are to her what she calls heartless brutes.
For my part, I think that they had better metamorphose all such aspiring heroes of universal noveldom into man weather-cocks, as they used to put heroes among the constellations, and let them swing round there till they are rusty, and not come down at all to bother honest men with their pranks.
Such questions, which echo perennial attempts in other media to identify "all-time bests," are being raised with increasing frequency in graphic noveldom.