Have you ever wondered which books take the cake away for being the longest in the world? Here is a list of 10 longest books in the world in English language, in case you want to pick up the enormous beasts, or even if you’re simply curious. This list, however, is not in an ascending or descending arrangements.

Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust

10 Longest Books In The World In English Language - Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust
10 Longest Books In The World In English Language – Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust

The Guinness Book of Records notes this mammoth of a book as the longest book in the world. The story basically is a pseudo autobiographical narrative of the narrator, characterized by a stream of consciousness stylistics. It is published over several volumes (which are different from series).  

Marienbad My Love With Mango Extracts by Mark Leach

Marienbad My Love With Mango Extracts by Mark Leach
Marienbad My Love With Mango Extracts by Mark Leach

This humongous story follows a Christian journalist-turned-filmmaker who is exiled on a deserted island. Here he attempts to convince his past lovers who are now married to help him create his magnum opus with science fiction themes. Through this artistic creation, he wants to predict the death of time and the dawn of a new religion, as prophesied by Christ.

The Blah Story by Nigel Tomm

10 Longest Books In The World In English Language - The Blah Story by Nigel Tomm
10 Longest Books In The World In English Language – The Blah Story by Nigel Tomm

This is an abstract novel which has nearly no plot to follow. It’s most certainly an experimental novel which shatters the boundaries of traditional novels such as style, structure and even character. You will either hate it or love it – there is no in-between for this novel at all.

A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight by Henry Williamson

A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight by Henry Williamson
A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight by Henry Williamson (Book 9)

This mammoth of story spans the time the late Victorian period to the second world war. The first volume, The Dark Lantern, follows Richard Maddison, a country clerk working in London to better his dismal economic situation. He falls in love with the daughter of an aristocrat, with disastrous effects as her father declares him unsuitable for his daughter.

A Dance To The Music of Time by Anthony Powell

10 Longest Books In The World In English Language - A Dance To The Music of Time by Anthony Powell
10 Longest Books In The World In English Language – A Dance To The Music of Time by Anthony Powell

This novel in several volumes brings to life twentieth century United Kingdom through a cast of over three hundred characters. A portrayal of all sections of the English society in their intellectual, social and cultural worlds, this book is very evocative.

Clarissa by Samuel Richardson

Clarissa by Samuel Richardson
Clarissa by Samuel Richardson

Alternatively titled “History of a Young lady”, this book follows Clarissa, a woman whom her family pressurizes into marrying a wealthy man. She thus makes up her mind to flee with a man called Lovelace. However, Lovelace makes advances without promises of a marriage, yet Clarissa is increasingly falling for him.

Poor Fellow My Country by Xavier Herbert

10 Longest Books In The World In English Language - Poor Fellow My Country by Xavier Herbert
10 Longest Books In The World In English Language – Poor Fellow My Country by Xavier Herbert

This Australian magnum opus follows three social outcasts – a half-Aboriginal, his White grandfather who speaks out against racism and conservatism and Rifkah,a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany. Together, they face ostracization as Australia faces a deathly war, and each tries to make a mark upon the world.

Women and Men by Joseph McElroy

Women and Men by Joseph McElroy
Women and Men by Joseph McElroy

This evocation of 1970s New York takes us through the whirlwind life of relations between the sexes, flourishing glamour and the flux of the city. The narrative itself centres around two neighbours who never quite meet except in a vibrant historical and sociocultural space.

Sironia, Texas by Madison Cooper

10 Longest Books In The World In English Language - Sironia, Texas by Madison Cooper
10 Longest Books In The World In English Language – Sironia, Texas by Madison Cooper

This is a record of Texas, USA in the year 1900. We see it through a host of interesting characters who take the breath away. There are murders and suicides and castration parties. But there is also romance, seduction and love. The story has hefty themes that run throughout.

Shanghai by David Rotenberg

Shanghai by David Rotenberg
Shanghai by David Rotenberg

This book, comprising several volumes, follows Zhong Fong, a homicide detective from Shanghai. He must now solve the gory Dim Sum murders , even as he doubts his wife’s love and faces pressure from his bosses.

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