Accomplishments and Records

Longest Novel Will Take a While to Read

The world record for the longest novel ever published goes to A la recherche du temps perdu by Marcel Proust. It was published in 13 volumes beginning in 1912. With an estimated 9,609,000 characters (each letter and space counting as a character), it came out at 4,215 pages in length.

The title translates as In Search of Lost Time or Remembrance of Things Past.


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