This is a list of the longest novels over 500,000 words published through a mainstream publisher. Until recently, the longest novel was Artamène ou le Grand Cyrus, originally published (1649–54) in ten parts, each part in three volumes. Artamène is generally attributed to Madeleine de Scudéry. In 2013, Robert Jordan's sprawling epic fantasy magnum opus, The Wheel of Time, was completed posthumously; its 4.4 million words (over twice as many as Artamène and ten times as many as The Lord of the Rings, itself regarded as lengthy) are spread across fourteen volumes.

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  • This is a list of the longest novels over 500,000 words published through a mainstream publisher. Until recently, the longest novel was Artamène ou le Grand Cyrus, originally published (1649–54) in ten parts, each part in three volumes. Artamène is generally attributed to Madeleine de Scudéry. In 2013, Robert Jordan's sprawling epic fantasy magnum opus, The Wheel of Time, was completed posthumously; its 4.4 million words (over twice as many as Artamène and ten times as many as The Lord of the Rings, itself regarded as lengthy) are spread across fourteen volumes. Composing a list of longest novels yields different results depending on whether pages, words or characters are counted. Length of a book is typically associated with its size—specifically page count—leading many to assume the largest and thickest book equates to its length. Word counts are a direct way to measure the length of a novel by a measure that is unaffected by variations of format and page size. (en)
  • Établir la liste des plus longs romans pose le problème des critères utilisés qui peuvent influencer les résultats, de la même manière que dans la détermination de la liste des plus hauts gratte-ciel du monde. (fr)
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  • Établir la liste des plus longs romans pose le problème des critères utilisés qui peuvent influencer les résultats, de la même manière que dans la détermination de la liste des plus hauts gratte-ciel du monde. (fr)
  • This is a list of the longest novels over 500,000 words published through a mainstream publisher. Until recently, the longest novel was Artamène ou le Grand Cyrus, originally published (1649–54) in ten parts, each part in three volumes. Artamène is generally attributed to Madeleine de Scudéry. In 2013, Robert Jordan's sprawling epic fantasy magnum opus, The Wheel of Time, was completed posthumously; its 4.4 million words (over twice as many as Artamène and ten times as many as The Lord of the Rings, itself regarded as lengthy) are spread across fourteen volumes. (en)
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  • List of longest novels (en)
  • Liste des plus longs romans (fr)
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