View Full Version : Dickens's longest novel

05-02-2007, 12:22 PM
Due to sheer boredom and random curiosity I've been wondering for a while what Dickens's longest novel is. Personally I guessed it was Bleak House, but it's hard to tell, because the difference in page-size and letter front/size between different editions of Dickens's books make comparison very difficult.

So, does anyone have any idea?

05-02-2007, 01:45 PM
I always assumed it was Copperfield, but I could be wrong.

11-22-2007, 05:22 PM
I believe it is "Our Mutual Friend"

08-02-2009, 03:33 PM
These are the number of pages for randomhouse Dickens books (these books are comparable because they all use the same font and page size--introductions are in roman numerals so the pages are the pages of actual novel).

Little Dorrit 912
Bleak House 928
David Copperfield 896
Our Mutual Friend 880
Oliver Twist 480
The Pickwick Papers 800
Great Expectations 496
Dombey and Son 912

02-19-2012, 02:13 AM
David Copperfield more than 358,000 words
Bleak House more than 356,000 words
Dombey and Son over 352,000 words

From Computers and the Humanities
by Eric Johnson, Professor of English and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Dakota State University. He has published more than one hundred articles and volumes about computers, literature, and writing.

02-19-2012, 06:47 AM
Unyet Martin Chuzzlewit seems to go on forever.