Top 10 Longest Novel Books in the World

Thursday, September 29th 2011. | Longest


The novel is a work of prose fiction and narrative writing, usually in story form. The word comes from the Italian novel novella which means “a tale, a piece of news”. The novel is longer (at least 40,000 words) and more complex than short stories, and not limited structural limitations and metrical plays or poems. Generally a novel tells the story of the characters and their behavior in everyday life, with emphasis on the odd sides of the narrative. Here is the list of longest book in the world.

10. Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace: 484.001 words

Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest

David Foster Wallace is one of the novelist’s most critical at this time. Novel, The Broom of the System and Infinite Jest, both highly acclaimed by literary critics. Jokes the Infinite Jest became one of the 100 best novels from 1923 to today by Time Magazine. Wallace committed suicide in 2008, at age 46, leaving an unfinished novel.

9. Gai-Jin – James Clavell: 487 700 words

Gai-Jin

Gai-Jin

In addition to being a successful novelist, James Clavell is also a very talented screenwriter – he is the man behind the success of The Great Escape and To Sir, With Love. He became the author of the novel when his wife asked him to make writing when she became the Second World War prisoners in Japan. Clavell memories are written into his first novel, King Rat. He continued to write about Japan, and elsewhere in Asia, including Gai-Jin.

8. Remembrance Rock – Carl Sandburg: 532 030 words

Remembrance Rock

Remembrance Rock

Carl Sandburg won two Pulitzer Prizes during his lifetime, one for a biography written about Abraham Lincoln, and the other for a book of poetry. Remembrance Rock is a novel by Carl Sandburg, and after his death in 1967, Sandburg ashes are placed under red granite called Remembrance Rock.

7. Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand: 565 223 words

Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged

In Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand wrote down his philosophy, which maintains that the mind is the only way for humans to acquire knowledge. Rand was the winner laissez-faire capitalism award.

6. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth: 593.674

A Suitable Boy

A Suitable Boy

Vikram Seth was born in India and educated in the United States, United Kingdom and China. The entire background of international life that he possesses he shows in his novel, A Suitable Boy. He also has written a travel guide to China.

5. Miss MacIntosh, My Darling – Marguerite Young: 700.000 words

Miss MacIntosh, My Darling

Miss MacIntosh, My Darling

Miss MacIntosh, My Darling is the work of Marguerite Young. Other works of Marguerite Young, Angel in the Forest: Angel in the Forest won several literary awards.

4. Poor Fellow My Country – Xavier Herbert: 850.000 words

Poor Fellow My Country

Poor Fellow My Country

Novel Poor Fellow My Country is not in widespread print, although available at amazon.com and eBay. Poor Fellow My Country is a novel specifically for Australians. Xavier Herbert was a controversial figure, because he’s known for being a fighter for Aboriginal people of Australia.

3. Clarissa – Samuel Richardson: 969 000 words

Clarissa

Clarissa

This novel has 969 000 words to the first edition of Clarissa, but then the last issue has risen above one million words. This novel became a very interesting story, makes everyone want to quickly finish reading the whole story.

2. Sironia, Texas – Madison Cooper: 1.1 million words

Sironia

Sironia

Unfortunately, this novel has been out of print and somewhat hard to come by. This novel arrangement, the city Sironia, based on the author hometown of Waco, Texas. The extent to which this book is autobiographical is not known, while Cooper had all his files were destroyed, although some of the character of his work has been identified with their likely counterparts in real life.

1. Mission Earth – L. Ron Hubbard: 1.2 million words

Mission Earth

Mission Earth

This is the longest novel book in the world, published in ten volumes. Although written by L. Ron Hubbard, this book is in fact the longest novel has nothing to do with Scientology beliefs, though, such as the mythology of Scientology, Mission of the earth path is based on an alien race came to earth and the chaos that ensued after the arrival of aliens.


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