The Burnt Monk Journal

Where Good Stories Go to Ash

Famous Book Word Count

Here are the word counts of some published books, just to give you an idea.

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald – 50,061
The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger – 73,404
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J.K. Rowling – 77,335
Persuasion, Jane Austen – 87,978
Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison – 92,400
The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins – 99,750
Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte – 107,945
A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens – 135,420
The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger – 155,717
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling – 198,227
And many young adult novels are around 55-60K.


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