Accomplishments and Records

Some Light Reading

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 counts as one character. Spaces are also counted, as one character each), it came out at 4,215 pages in length.

The title translates to “Remembrance of Things Past.” The second part of his work won international awards as soon as it was published and with them, an international reputation.


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