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Top 10 Longest Novels in the English Language

  1. Mission Earth, L. Ron Hubbard: 1.2 million words
  2. Sironia, Texas, Madison Cooper: 1,100,000 words
  3. Clarissa, Samuel Richardson: 969,000 words
  4. Poor Fellow My Country,  Xavier Herbert: 850,000 words
  5. Miss MacIntosh, My Darling, Marguerite Young: 700,000 words
  6. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth: 593,674
  7. Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand: 565,223 words
  8. Remembrance Rock, Carl Sandburg: 532,030 words
  9. Gai-Jin, James Clavell: 487,700 words
  10. Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace: 484,001 words

Infinite Jest is the only one I’ve read myself. Thankfully, I only ever had to read excerpts from Clarissa.

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