Famous Books and Their Word Counts

Word count. That often dreaded, while at the same time appreciated, element of freelance writing.

For some content writers or bloggers, hitting their word count is a pain. For others, making sure that they don’t go over the word count can be a chore (especially if their editor is strict about not going over that number).

Still, for some, word count doesn’t really matter. To be honest, while I always take into consideration every client’s requirement for the number of words, I am not too bothered. I have that word count in mind as a general rule, but I just write and for some reason, I’m lucky to end up in the range of the required number. I think that’s experience doing the magic there.

How about you? How do you fare when it comes to word count?

On another note, have you ever thought about just how many words there are in your favorite books? I found an infographic showing the word count of famous books, and it’s interesting to see the comparison. Showcased authors include George R.R. Martin and J.K. Rowling. We know how long their books are…

The infographic also includes epic novels such as Ulysses, Bleak House, War and Peace, Les Miserables, and Gone With the Wind.

For shorter reads, take a look at the works of George Orwell, Charles Dickens, Ray Bradbury, and Ernest Hemingway.

Even if you don’t give a darn about the word count of these famous books, this infographic can add new titles to your reading list.

word count famous books


Which of these works have you read? Which do you want to read after looking at the infographic?

Also read: 7 Free Word Count Tools





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