What’s the Longest Novel (or Other Book) You’ve Read?

Long Novels

With a little help from a widget in my Goodreads profile, I was able to pinpoint the longest novels I’ve read: page count wise, anyway, not word count wise. Word count would be a more accurate measure, but, still!

Oh, the simple things that thrill a bookworm.

The longest novel I’ve read is Shōgun. Admittedly, not my normal kind of read (certainly not a novel for kiddies), but I was on a Samurai kick at the time I read it.


James Clavell

1152 pages



Ten other novels that topped my Long Book list? Glad you asked. 🙂


George Eliot

799 pages


Lori Wick

702 pages

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ____________________

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Lew Wallace

639 pages

The Portrait of a Lady____________________

The Portrait of a Lady
Henry James

635 pages

Great Expectations____________________

Great Expectations
Charles Dickens

627 pages

Return to the City____________________

Return to the City
J.E. Keels

568 pages

Mansfield Park (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)____________________

Mansfield Park
Jane Austen

512 pages

Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good (Mitford Years, #10)____________________

Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good
Jan Karon

511 pages

This Present Darkness (Darkness Set, #1)____________________

This Present Darkness
Frank E. Peretti

508 pages


Catherine Marshall

501 pages


*So. Would you care to share the longest novel (or longest other book) you’ve ever read?*


2 thoughts on “What’s the Longest Novel (or Other Book) You’ve Read?

  1. anniechanse says:

    A Storm of Swords – 1177 pages. I also recently RE-READ ALL the SONG OF ICE AND FIRE books back to back, so that puts me at 4975 pages. 🙂 Also, Under the Dome – 1074. David Copperfield – 974. I am sure there are more, but those are the “off the top of my head at 1 a.m.” ones!

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    • Nadine C. Keels says:

      My brother, too, has read the Song of Ice and Fire books and a lot of other fantasy novels–certainly more than I have. 😀 He says that fantasy books tend to be long, and it’s quite understandable to me, given that fantasy authors create whole other worlds, codes, even creatures, etc. for their readers. Thanks for sharing–off the top of your head at 1 a.m.!


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