Semiotics and the novel. Basic theory of the novel. Basic semiotic theories. The novel as a semiotic design. Signification practices in the novel. Levels of labeling in the novel: the signs of romanesque structure. Character, action, space and narrative time as a sign. Chronotope. The novel in Macedonian Literature – primary semiotics. Semiotics of Macedonian novelistic Realism. Semiotics of Macedonian fictional Modernism. Semiotics of the Macedonian postmodern novel. Conclusions: from stable to slippery fictional character.