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Literary Word Count Infographic

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Books are about words or, as Philip Roth puts it, "ten talons clawing at twenty-six letters". But what about the numbers behind the novels?

This superb infographic, created by Cartridge Discount, takes a look at the figures behind great works of fiction; from the word counts of epic novels, through the sagas of Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings told in numbers, Hemingway, Shakespeare and Austen in focus and a quick stop-off at haikus and poems.

For any serious book fan, this should be number one on their reading list.

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