106,821 – Prisoner of Azkaban – JK Rowling May I please use them in my new poetry book called “Everlasting Love” (it’s all about the Lord Jesus) Can I please give an acknowledgement to you. Once I got the pace locked in (roughly)…about 60 pages in or so…I suddenly stopped… “Wait a minute…” The original plan was 500 pages with the major midway plot point at around 300. 311,596 – The Fountainhead – Ayn Rand To calculate the page count for a 5.5″ × 8.5″ book: 10 pt type – divide your word count by 475; 11 pt type – divide your word count by 425; 12 pt type – divide your word count by 350; To calculate the page count for a 6″ × 9″ book: 10 pt type – divide your word count by 600; 11 pt type – divide your word count … 77,325 – Philosopher’s Stone – JK Rowling 119,394 – Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen 183,858 – Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë Remembrance Rock: 530,030 2. 183,349 – Great Expectations – Charles Dickens 127,776 – Life on the Mississippi – Mark Twain Ignoring the greats for a moment, the obvious answer to the first question is: it depends. Also, the individual totals for The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King do not total the number given for The Lord of the Rings — unless, of course, you’re counting the appendices at the end of The Return of the King as part of LotR but not TRotK.. 119,529 – My Sisters Keeper – Jodi Picoult 82,370 – The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje For a ballpark figure, you have approximately 10,000 words per 50 pages of manuscript IF you are using 12pt font and 1 inch margins and doublespaced. 134,710 – Schindler’s List – Thomas Keneally Deathly Hallows – 198,227, Lord of the Rings Naipaul Jade on March 15, 2012 7:10 pm. It’s finished when it’s finished, as my pop would say. Stephen King Word Count 11/22/63 - 274,672 Bag of Bones - 203,313 Black House - 252,270 Blockade Billy - 15,917 Carrie - 60,718 Cell - 121,931 Christine - 193,602 Cujo - 121,150 Cycle of the Werewolf - 15,955 Desperation - 195,011 Doctor Sleep -… Prisoner of Azkaban – 106,821 Even with the wiggle room allowed by eBooks, authors follow commonly-accepted book word count norms: Kindle Singles (short-format eBooks): 5,000 – 30,000 words; Short Stories: 5,000+ words; Nonfiction: 10,000+ words; Novels: 50,000+ words; Why not just measure by page count? Based on this list compiled by Nicole Humphrey Cook. So if you send someone else a PDF, you don't have to worry about its being compatible with his word processing software. 36,363 – Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe – C.S. 155,960 – Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens 63,422 – Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf To be fair though, I didn’t plan it this way. So, most of the famous fantasy novels are over 110,000 words – although there are a few exceptions… 1. Interesting. Are they all that accurate? I use Microsoft Word and a print page is different then a book page. American Gods, Neil Gaiman – 183,222 words 3. You can learn many things, feel emotions you’ve never felt before, and understand how other people can see the world more. 198,901 – A House for Mr. Biswas – V.S. But while the length of a novel is to a large extent up to its writer, lengths may also vary by subgenre; many chapter books for children start at a length of about 16,000 words, and a typical mystery novel might be in the 60,000 to 80,000 word range while a thriller could be well over 100,000 words. Memoirs of a Geisha: 186,418 5. 99,277 – All the Pretty Horses – Cormac McCarthy Hinton 364,153 – The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoyevsky Romance: 65,000–80,000 words (Most romance imprints have specific word count requirements that writers should know and observe before they submit.) 349,736 – Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy 166,622 – Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher Stowe 58,428 – The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame Really puts everything into perspective. BTW, the longest biography ever written is the biography of Winston S. Churchill authored by Randolph Churchill (the first two volumes) and Martin Gilbert (the last six volumes). For average word counts based on genre, see this handy reference. 60,082 – The Dew Breaker – Danticat, Edwidge 365,712 – Lonesome Dove – McMurtry, Larry 418,053 – Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell To get an accurate word count for your manuscript, take the CHARACTER count and divide by 5. I have read it. 561,996 – Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand Eragon, Christopher Paolini – 157,000 words Lewis 42,715 – The Tequila Worm – Canales, Viola 46,118 – Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury 144,523 – One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez 66,556 – The Color Purple – Alice Walker 72,071 – White Fang – Jack London You have two totals for To Kill a Mockingbird. The online journal, notebook and playground of Hawthorn Mineart, by Hawthorn Mineart, under Books, Writing. 67,707 – The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway Sometimes you may need to be able to count the words of a PDF document. When I started to work on novels I wanted to keep an estimate of how many words and book pages. If you let me have the wording that will … 174,269 – Catch-22 – Joseph Heller XHTML: You can use these tags:

, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Darger#In_the_Realms_of_the_Unreal, Flash fiction is anything from 100 to 500 words, A short story is usually anything from 1,000 to 8,000 words, but many are often longer, A novella is usually between 20,000 and 50,000 words, The average novel is usually between 80,000 and 100,000 words, An epic novel is anything over 110,000 words, Eragon, Christopher Paolini – 157,000 words, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – 76,944 words, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – 85,141 words, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – 107,253 words, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – 190,637 words, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – 257,045 words, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – 168,923 words, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – 198,227 words. I’m currently overhauling the last 130 pages I’ve written thus far. 198,227 – Deathly Hallows – JK Rowling Examples: The 6-word story attributed to Ernest Hemingway (Google it), Fleeing Complexity by Jon McGregor, Golden Years by Edith Pearlman, Widow’s First Year by Joyce Carol Oates. The ultimate measure of a story’s size is its wordcount, however, so the literary geeks here at Foster Grant have put together a list of many of the most popular books and short stories in history for you. Millions of copies have been sold in multiple countries and the books have been translated into many different languages. 80,398 – The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett eBook Length is Measured in Word Count, Not Page Count. The eight Harry Potter books have an impressive combined word count of over 1 million words! 66,950 – Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson 138,138 – 20000 Leagues Under the Sea – Jules Verne 100,388 – To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee (count confirmed) Sharp Objects has a word count of 80,565 and my utility calculates it at 80,137. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke – 308,931 words 2. 145,469 – Last of the Mohicans – James Fenimore Cooper 159,276 – The Kitchen God’s Wife – Amy Tan 50,000 =========== NaNoWriMo Winners 84,799 – Chamber of Secrets – JK Rowling I give you the word count (=how many words were used to write the book) and hints, YOU give the book. 59,900 – Lord of the Flies – William Golding A lot yes, but I’d have 10x that if I wrote everything I’d come up with along the way. The word counts by book type vary slightly based on what industry expert or organization you go by. 216,020 – The Amazing Adventures of Kavelier and Clay – Chabon, Michael The longest fantasy novel in English is Tad Williams’s _To Green Angel Tower_, standing at 520,000 words. Coyne uses the Nanowrimo word-count length of 50,000 words for his examples, calling 50,000 words a good foundation to build upon. I settled on two volumes of 820 pages each using a smaller font that my initial 12pt. The novel that I’m writing is at 53,000 words and I was trying to figure out how many words is average for a book of my genre. 197,517 – Stones from the River – Hegi, Ursula Until I discovered AR Book Finder, a site that will give you the word count for almost all novels. Word Counts for Children, MG, YA, and Adult books, by genre August 7, 2017 August 3, 2018 / sarahnicolas I’ve been getting a lot of word count questions from Pitch Wars hopefuls, so I though I’d write everything out in a post for ease and convenience. Other Famous Books 22,416 – The Mouse and the Motorcycle – Beverly Cleary 30,644 – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl 35,968 – Old Yeller – Fred Gipson 36,363 – Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe – C.S. 88,942 – Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell As much as we would like to think we will happily read 250,000-word books or plunk down $16 for a 25,000-word book (really a novella), the truth is we tend not to. 257,154 – Order of the Phoenix – JK Rowling Half Blood Prince – 169,441 (Thanks Nicole, and sorry for stealing; I wanted to see the list in order.) I’ve read Harry Potter fanfics longer than the entire original series… some which weren’t even finished. 59,635 – Black Beauty – Anna Sewell 95,022 – The Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien 107,349 – Gullivers Travels – Jonathan Swift 114,634 – Walden – Henry David Thoreau Philosopher’s Stone – 77,325 169,389 – White Teeth – Zadie Smith The Hobbit – 95,022 Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace – 543,709 words ( source) A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Lewis 48,523 – The Outsiders – S.E. 73,404 – The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Source The top word count from wikipedia as it was not available in the other source. The Two Towers – 143,436 Chamber of Secrets – 84,799 100,609 – Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card I’ve read more Dramione fanfics than original Harry Potter books, I’ve just realised…, Wow….I’ve read fan fiction longer than the entire LOTR series….really puts things in perspective. Word count estimates are not guaranteed to be accurate. So, I did the math. 587,287 – War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy 35,968 – Old Yeller – Fred Gipson Reading Length is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. There are no hard-and-fast rules when it comes to what word count a novel in a particular genre should be. Although I’ve taken inspiration from the other two books I wouldn’t be writing my current novel (my 3rd) if it wasn’t for Sironia, Texas. “Big Things” Daytrip to Louisville, Kentucky. 99,121 – To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee So, most of the famous fantasy novels are over 110,000 words – although there are a few exceptions…. A minimum count for a nonfiction ebook is about 10,000 words, as long as the content is solid. The number of pages also doesn’t help much, as publishers use different typefaces, page sizes, font sizes, etc. Fantasy readers usually expect all their books to be epic. 46,118 – Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. At times the readers of books may be interested in discovering how many words they read. Literary fiction 55-100,000. Learn how your comment data is processed. 316,059 – Middlemarch – George Eliot 0161-7370 There are some variations between versions with included/excluded text and verses, however, for the purpose of establishing the relative lengths of each book, these counts are very helpful. 186,418 – Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden Of course, figures differ depending on which publisher you ask, so the following figures are merely approximations derived from various sources. Absolutely amazing. The word count – 788,280 is based on the KJV and seems to be almost exactly as we’d expect (see our page on How Many Words in the Bible for more information on this). Really puts the novel I’m currently writing into perspective. Literary fiction is a slightly difficult genre to define sometimes, as it tends to contain a mixture of all genres. Books that can be read by many ages are called cross-over books. However, there are intelligent books in all genres, so literary fiction is really just the upper echelons of books considered ‘good’ by revered critics and academics. 107,945 – Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte The word count that your computer gives you is not a standard word count like they use in publishing. 135,420 – A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens Word count matters. I think the daily totals, what you put out in work for a single day are important, what the length of the story is, in total, in unimportant, as a number. 83,774 – Cry, the Beloved Country – Alan Paton Image credit: Cartridge Discount. Cut, cut, cut and I’m still almost at 400,000…AND I’m only 37% of the way through. If you’re a big reader then you’ve probably read a mixture of very short and very long books in your lifetime. When writing a longer book that is aimed at 12-year-olds (and could maybe be considered "tween"), using the term "upper middle grade" is advisable. This was so helpful! The average word count for a typical novel ranges anywhere from 70,000 to 120,000 words, with the average hanging around 90,000. Age: 14-adult.Y.A books have a teenage protagonist, but if you want to write Y.A you should be aware that the majority of readers are actually adults.Word Count: Less than 70,000 unless fantasy/ sci-fi/ supernatural, which can be longer, max 90,000. © 2021 commonplacebook.com. 112,737 – McTeague – Frank Norris 109,571 – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain How does 'Carrie' break out? 78,462 – The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde We, as readers, feel most comfortable reading books within the range we’re used to–the length of time it takes to read 80,000-100,000 words. Children’s Picture Books: 400 to 800 words 70,957 – Woman Warrior – Maxine Hong Kingston If you are an author of a book or know of a book's accurate wordcount, contact me. The word per page count has gone up some since then, but only by happenstance as I stopped using line breaks to denote the passage of time…and it will go up slightly more when I go back and remove the one I used prior to that. I just realized that I have read Harry Potter fan-fiction longer than some of the original books. 138,098 – Snow Falling on Cedars – Guterson, David Also, here’s another list I may swipe and add in here. 82,762 – Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank Salinger 1999 and 2000, or Jan 1999 and Dec 2000: ISBN: Return books with the ISBN: e.g. The graphic looks at the length of some famous novels, poems, and plays from literary history. 30,644 – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl 87,846 – Pere Goriot – Honore de Balzac 61,922 – All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Remarque 56,787 – A Separate Peace – John Knowles 196,774 – The Corrections – Franzen, Jonathan 92,400 – Song of Solomon – Toni Morrison Fantasy readers usually expect all their books to be epic. 42,715 – The Tequila Worm – Canales, Viola theme: Serena, by Kay Belardinelli. Working on my own and just hit 122,000 words. 169,441 – Half Blood Prince – JK Rowling There are several methods for determining the word count of a given book. 89,297 – Waiting – Jin, Ha So what does that mean for you, author? 97,364 – Anne of Green Gables – Lucy Maud Montgomery 155,887 – Emma – Jane Austen Now regarded as classics, these debut novels had to be edited to reduce them to these published word counts. Not all books fall into one exact age category. Book Word Count Ranges by Genre Fiction Micro Fiction: 5 to 350 words. Ebook Word Count by Genre. 156,154 – Watership Down – Richard Adams Otherwise, this is a good illustration of the effort needed to "overtake" a specific series. 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