The article highlights the originality of the novel genre "Honor" M.Mohylyanskoho. Found out the circumstances of writing the novel, the writer attempts to publish it, reveals the reasons why the novel was published not for the life of the writer. The analysis of problem-themed complex novel where the author raised urgent questions of our time: honor – civic, personal, professional, national, original genre specifics short novel of rare in Ukrainian literature. The reasons of failure of traditional writer novelist principles panorama, studied creative and psychological roots of novel ideas, noted conscious and rational, meaningful desire of the writer condense dramatic events and meaning of human characters. The attention to the author’s reflections on the genre spresovanist work, his zhanrovyznachennya qualitatively new level of psychological analysis and synthesis of the novel artistic, intellectual attraction to the genre of the novel. Indicated that M.Mohylyanskym solved in the novel has a range of problems common with the ideas novelist contemporary era.