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No, its generally considered that the first English novel was Robinson Crusoe, written in 1719 - over 100 years after Shakespeare's death. On the other hand, works like George Gascoigne's The Adventures of Master F. J. (1573) or John Lyly's Euphues (1578) have been called novels.

But whether or not there were novels around at Shakespeare's time is beside the point--in all of Shakespeare's known work there are no works of prose fiction whatsoever, and so nothing which could by any stretch of the imagination be called a novel.

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