The Word Counts of Famous and Infamous Books (Electric Literature)

Check out this detailed infographic by Electric Literature for a multitude of interesting facts about the word count and publishing history of many popular reads and literary classics:

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I must admit that when I saw the word count for War and Peace (561,304), I grimaced like a dude getting hit in the crotch. Why couldn’t I develop a passion for reading haikus? Or, I don’t know, creating “art” that is really just vacuum cleaners in a glass case?