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Graphic: Literary masterpieces, by word count

Graphic: Literary masterpieces, by word count

The writer Ian McEwan has criticised the trend among authors to produce doorstop novels, which often push 1,000 pages, saying few “earn their length”.

Many would agree that brevity is the soul of wit but, as the above selection of literary masterpieces shows, size matters for some.

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