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I am looking for the most comprehensive list of novels arranged by size in terms of word-counts. For instance, how many words has Lord of the Flies, how many Moby Dick, how many Lolita (just to remain on anglo-american literature), and so on.

Does anybody know if such a thing exist?

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Here are a few I found that have quite a lot of famous books on them:

http://commonplacebook.com/art/books/word-count-for-famous-novels/

https://indefeasible.wordpress.com/2008/05/03/great-novels-and-word-count/

Does that help at all?

  • That is very much what I needed at this stage, thank you. Also the links included in those pages help. My idea is to have a sort of recurring database, maybe built on wikidata, that performs that, but this is very useful for now. Thanks. – FraEnrico Oct 6 '17 at 9:56

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