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:



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
    Commented Oct 6, 2017 at 9:56

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