Thursday, February 2, 2012

Word counts for three fantasy series

During my research on word count based definitions and labels, I ran across some interesting triva---well, interesting if you are looking into the subject of how long a book is. For instance, War and Peace weighs in at 561,304 words. Of course, many of us are not terribly familiar with how long War and Peace is (I have a Kindle version of it---largely unread), so prehaps looking at the word counts of three of the most popular fantasy series ever will help (ok, maybe just one fantasy series and two who-knows-whats).
Lord of the Rings
The Hobbit 95,022 words
Fellowship of the Ring 177,227 words
Two Towers 143,436 words
Return of the King 134,462 words
Harry Potter
Philosopher's (Sorcerer's) Stone 76,944 words
Chamber of Secrets 85,141 words
Prisoner of Azkaban 107,253 words
Goblet of Fire 190,637 words
Order of the Phoenix 257,045 words
Half-Blood Prince 168,923 words
Deathly Hallows 204,796 words
Twilight 118,501
New Moon 132,807
Eclipse 147,930
Breaking Dawn 192,196

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