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Long Novels

Based on the word count and author, can you guess these novels, some of the longest novels ever written?
Word counts are approximate and depend on edition/translation
Quiz by interopia
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Last updated: October 28, 2023
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First submittedMarch 15, 2017
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Word Count
Author
Novel
257,154
J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
311,596
Ayn Rand
The Fountainhead
316,059
George Eliot
Middlemarch
364,153
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Brothers Karamazov
418,053
Margaret Mitchell
Gone with the Wind
455,125
J.R.R. Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings
484,001
David Foster Wallace
Infinite Jest
530,982
Victor Hugo
Les Misérables
532,030
Carl Sandburg
Remembrance Rock
565,223
Ayn Rand
Atlas Shrugged
587,287
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace
593,674
Vikram Seth
A Suitable Boy
984,870
Samuel Richardson
Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady
1,267,069
Marcel Proust
In Search of Lost Time
4 Comments
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Level 85
May 7, 2020
Can you think of any others?
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Level 44
Oct 28, 2023
Please accept "A Remembrance of Things Past" for Proust, as this was the previous translation. Other suggestions - 2 books by James Joyce, 1 by Anthony Powell (12 novel sequence often counted as one).
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Level 85
Oct 28, 2023
OK, will add that!
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Level 58
Apr 26, 2024
Would you consider accepting The Karamazov Brothers as not all translations use The Brothers Karamazov, as it's rather archaic?