10 + 2 Mais longos Livros de Romance do Mundo

10 + 2 Longest novels book of the World
Composing a list of longest novels yields different results depending on what criteria are used. Length of a book is typically associated with its size—specifically page count—leading many to assume the largest and thickest book equates to its length. Word counts are a direct way to measure the length of a novel by a measure that is unaffected by variations of format and page size.
What counts as a novel is another variable. For the purposes of the list, a "novel" is defined as a "single work" in print or electronic form that has been published through a mainstream publisher, one that has acquired publishing rights from authors. Excluded are self-published, printed-on-demand, and vanity works, along with unpublished novels like Henry Darger's. A "single work" includes works thought of as one novel by the author, but published in multiple volumes for reasons of convenience. Serial works, as well as record-grabbing stunts are not included.
Note: Three possible ways to determine length exist and each has its own method for determining length. Character counts are at best estimations of spaces, written characters and punctuation; Guinness World Records uses this criterion. Word counts is another method that counts each word and omits punctuation, but still considered an estimation for length. Using computer software to count words is the currently preferred method for academia and publications. An arbitrary way is to assume that a standard formatted page with 12 pt Courier font and double-spaced lines is 250 words. Due to formatting page counts are subject to change from font, style, formatting or paper size of the published work and cannot be considered a measure of length despite it being the easiest physical indicator of length. For the purposes of this list, word counts are ideal. Page counts are a relative indicator of length; for proper comparison the page size will be included.
(each letter counts as one character. Spaces are also counted, as one character each).

1. In Search of Lost Time, or, Remembrance of Things Past

Author: Marcel Proust  
Edition/Publisher: Modern Library
Page count: 4,211 pages, 7 volumes
Page size: 8.6 inches (21.8 cm) x 8.5 inches (21.6 cm)
Word count: 1,200,000 (estimated);  9,609,000 characters estimed by GuinnesWorld
Language: French to English translation
Special notes: The second part of his work won international awards as soon as it was published and with them, an international reputation.
Guinness World Record Holder for Longest Novel. Uses estimated character count.

2. Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady
Author: Samuel Richardson
Edition/Publisher: Penguin Classics (1986)
Page count: 1,534 pages, paperback
Page size: 9.2 inches (23.4 cm) x 5.8 inches (14.7 cm)
Word count: 984,870 (1964 estimate by The New York Times)
Language: English 

3. Kelidar
Author: Mahmoud Dowlatabadi
Edition/Publisher: Farhang Moaser (1984)
Page count: 2,836 pages, 10 volumes
Page size: 8.6 inches (21.8 cm) x 8.5 inches (21.6 cm)
Word count: 950,000 (estimated)
Language: Persian

4. Ponniyin Selvan
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Author: Kalki Krishnamurthy
Edition/Publisher: Kalki
Page count: 2,600 pages, 5 volumes
Page size: 8.6 inches (21.8 cm) x 8.5 inches (21.6 cm)
Word count: 900,000 (estimated)
Language: Tamil

5. Poor Fellow My Country
Author: Xavier Herbert
Edition/Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia)
Page count: 1,466 pages, hardcover
Page size: 8.1 inches (20.6 cm) x 5.6 inches (14.2 cm)
Word count: 852,000
Language: English
Special notes: 1975 winner of the Miles Franklin Award.

6. Sironia, Texas
Author: Madison Cooper
Edition/Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (1952)
Page count: 1,731 pages, 2 volumes
Page size: Unknown dimensions
Word count: 840,000 (estimated)
Language: English

7. Romance of the Three Kingdoms
Author: Luo Guanzhong
Edition/Publisher: Foreign Languages Press (1995)
Page count: 2,340 pages, 4 volumes
Page size: 7.2 inches (18.3 cm) x 4.5 inches (11.4 cm)
Word count: 800,000 (estimate)
Language: Chinese to English translation
               
8. Miss MacIntosh, My Darling
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Author: Marguerite Young
Edition/Publisher: Scribners (1965)
Page count: 1,198 pages
Page size: Unknown dimensions
Word count: 750,000 Estimated(retrieved 2012-11-4)  576,000 Estimated 1965
Language: English

9. Women and Men
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Author: Joseph McElroy
Edition/Publisher: Knopf (1987)
Page count: 1,192 pages, hardcover
Page size: 9 inches (22.9 cm) x 6 inches (15.2 cm)
Word count: 700,000 Estimated
Language: English

10. Jean-Christophe
Author: Romain Rolland
Edition/Publisher: Henry Holt (1910,1911,1913)
Page count: 1,666 pages, 3 volumes
Page size: Unknown dimensions
Word count: 610,000 (estimated)
Language: French to English translation
Special notes: 1915 Nobel prize winning author/novel.

11. A Suitable Boy
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Author: Vikram Seth
Edition/Publisher: Penguin Books
Page count: 1,368 pages, paperback
Page size: 8 inches (20.3 cm) x 5.5 inches (14 cm)
Word count: 593,674
Language: English
Special notes: Word count obtained from Amazon digitization (eBook) word count.

12. War and Peace
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Edition/Publisher: Oxford World's Classics
Page count: 1,440 pages, paperback
Page size: 7.6 inches (19.3 cm) x 5.1 inches (13.0 cm)
Word count: 587,287 New American Library Version and 561,093 Oxford World's Classics
Language: Russian to English translation
Special notes: Edition and translation largely account for differences in word count.

Source: wikipedia.org and guinnessworldrecords.com

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