Top Ten Tuesday: The Longest Books I’ve Ever Read

I’m linking up here with The Artsy Read Girl for Top Ten Tuesday.

To the best of my knowledge this are the longest books I’ve read (as of 9/2/18). I was relying on Goodreads, and editions vary because of size of pages, size of type, any extras (introductions), and anything else that may or may not affect actual page count or numbered page count.

  1. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky: 908 pages. I’m glad to save I’ve read this, but if I read again it would be skimming or an abridged version and still not sure it would be worth it.
  2. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo: 1,463 pages. Um, overrated. Not literature-quality writing/prose, and much digging and parsing required to reach the literature/epic-quality plot.
  3. Camilla by Fanny Burney: 992 pages. 18th/19th century fluff reading, lol.
  4. Cecilia by Fanny Burney: 1056 pages. 18th/19th century fluff reading, lol.
  5. Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens: 985 pages. I need to re-read, one of his best.
  6. Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens: 894 pages. Meh.
  7. Bleak House by Charles Dickens: 1,017 pages.I think this is supposed to be one of his best, but I didn’t like the characters much, and I don’t think I care enough for his prose and the plot.
  8. Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in America by David Hackett Fischer: 972 pages. An excellent history.
  9. Middlemarch by George Eliot: 904 pages. Definitely worth a re-read.
  10. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke: 1006. Bizarre. Ended rather abruptly and confusingly.

 

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