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The Average Book Has 64,500 Words →

Here’s a sampling of classics and where their word counts land them on the spectrum. Click on the title to view all the statistical viscera. 

Animal Farm

29,966 words (75% of books have more words)

Ethan Frome

30,191 words (75% of books have more words)

The Crying of Lot 49

46,573 words (64% of books have more words)

Slaughterhouse-Five

47,192 words (64% of books have more words)

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

53,510 words (58% of books have more words)

Lord of the Flies

62,481 words (51% of books have more words)

Brave New World

64,531 words (50% of books have more words)

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

70,570 words (45% of books have more words)

Portnoy’s Complaint

78,535 words (41% of books have more words)

Lolita

112,473 words (21% of books have more words)

Madame Bovary

117,963 words (18% of books have more words)

Mansfield Park

159, 344 words (9% of books have more words)

Moby-Dick

209,117 words (4% of books have more words)

East of Eden

226,741 words (3% of books have more words)

Ulysses

262,869 words (2% of books have more words)

Middlemarch

310,593 words (2% of books have more words)

War and Peace

544,406 words (0% of books have more words)

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    I want to know what exactly they mean by “all books.” Books in all languages, anthologies, poetry compilations, all...
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