What are the best long books?

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    #1The Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings is written by J.R.R. Tolkien which is the sequel to the 1937 novel The Hobbit. This follows the course of the War of the Ring after the Dark Lord Sauron created the One Ring to rule the other Rings of Power. 

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    David Griffin
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "The lord of the rings is a great book and an amazing movie, I have been into the series ever since I was a little kid. I love how detailed and intrigued the book makes me feel. Action and adventurous ebooks are everything I grew up with! "
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    #2It

    It

    It is a thriller book written by Stephen King which tells the story of seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers.

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    Vibhore Chauhan
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Stephen King’s terrifying, classic story, “a landmark in American literature” about seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers…an evil without a name: It. As teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that terrifying summer return as they prepare to once again battle the monster lurking in Derry’s sewers. Readers of Stephen King know that Derry, Maine, is a place with a deep, dark hold on the author. "
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    #3The Hobbit

    The Hobbit

    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is a modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable life, but his contentment is disturbed when Gandalf and a group of dwarves arrive on his doorstep.

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    Kevin Barnett
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "If you love long books this is the longest of them all. Also a classic and a great read for anyone who hasn't yet."
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    #4Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the seventh book in the Harry Potter Series. Harry and his friends is already on their last year at Hogwarts but the adventure still continues. The battle will begin and many lives will be lost. 
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    Shirley Martin
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I have been a Harry Potter fan for quite some time. I am finally finished reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It is 640 pages long. For the Harry Potter fan this would be included in their list of best long books. But if you don't like Harry Potter, then this wouldn't be on your list of best long books. "
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    #5The Brothers Karamazov

    The Brothers Karamazov

    The Brothers Karamazov is Fyodor Dostoyevsky's final novel. It tells the story of four brothers―Dmtiri, Ivan, Alyosha, and Smerdyakov. Dostoyevsky writes about 19th-century Russian life and talks about religion, ethics, and morality.

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    Grace Fisher
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "This book has just enough drama and mystery in it to keep you reading but there were times where the language just didn't flow well because of poor translation. Other books by him were worth the months I spent reading them, but this one felt like it was lacking personality."
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    #6Gone with the Wind

    Gone with the Wind
    Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is a bestselling novel of all time and won the Pulitzer Prize. Widely considered The Great American Novel, it explores the depth of human passion with an intensity as bold as its setting.
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    Susan Fisher
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "A lot of people love this book. I unfortunately, could not get into it. I wanted to but it was not to my taste. It is not because it is long, I've read long books before."
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    #7War and Peace

    War and Peace
    Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace is considered one of the finest novels ever written. The story chronicles Napoleon's invasion of Russia during the early 19th century.
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    Brian Bell
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "One of the best books written about Napoleon's invasion of Russia. Really in depth and well written book that is worth a read."
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    #8Anna Karenina

    Anna Karenina

    Anna Karenina is widely regarded as one of the best books ever written by Leo Tolstoy, which was first published in 1878. This follows the story of Countess Anna Karenina and her affair with Count Vronsky.

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    Johnny Herrera
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Anna Karenina is a book by Leo Tolstoy. It is available from Amazon for $6.95 for a paperback. It is widely regarded as one of the best books ever written. It centers on Anna and how she renounces her marriage and pursues a relationship with a new lover. The linked solution is for an abridged copy of the story so that makes it not fit the topic very well."
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    #9Les Misérables

    Les Misérables
    Les Misérables is a French historical tale by Victor Hugo, which was published first in 1862. This novel follows the lives of several characters, especially that of Jean Valjean during the June Rebellion in Paris. 
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    Angela Chavez
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Victor Hugo’s crowning acheivement is simply amazing. Widely considered one of the best novels of the 19th century, the monumentally-epic LES MISERABLES chronicles the soul-changing journey of Jean Valjean. Through the telling of Valjean’s story, Hugo condemns predujice, unfairness, and wretchedness, while at the same time celebrating the potential and the acheivement of man. This emotionally-powerful story of Valjean, Javert, Fantine, and Cosette has the power to change your life. Hugo’s gift to humanity will always serve to remind us to keep our lives in perspective and to seek empathy for our fellow man."
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    #10The Book Thief

    The Book Thief
    The Book Thief is a young adult novel by Markus Zusak set in Germany during the height of the Nazi regime which centers on a young girl named Liesel who is close to her foster parents, friends, and a Jewish fist fighter.
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    Keith Peterson
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "A very popular book that has already been made into a feature film, this novel does a great job of putting the young adult reader into the mindset of the confusing and dangerous times surrounding WWII. Interesting how the author makes the unusual situation of Liesel identifiable for the reader."
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    #11Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix

    Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
    Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix is the fifth installment in the seven books of Harry Potter Series. The book is about the challenges that Harry Potter faced in his fifth year at Hogwarts and how he overcome everything.
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    #12Watership Down

    Watership Down

    Watership Down is a book by Richard Adams about a band of rabbits who leaves their home to create a new and better one in a different place. This allegorical tale also tells the adventure and challenging journey of rabbits.

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    Paul Lawrence
    Written on May 2, 2018
    ""Watership Down" is by far one of the best lengthy books I've traveled though. Sometimes you just want something so long, that no matter how hastily you turn the pages, there always seems to be more waiting. This is one of those books, it's long, and it has a good reason for it! Time and time again I have read this book, and always find myself learning or seeing something new and novel in it."

Summary

Best What are the best long books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Lord of the RingsBooks 17 Paid
2ItBooks 14 Paid
3The HobbitBooks 12 Paid
4Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsBooks 12 Paid
5The Brothers KaramazovBooks 11 Paid
6Gone with the Wind Books 9 Paid
7War and PeaceBooks 7 Paid
8Anna KareninaBooks 6 Free
9Les MisérablesBooks 5 Paid
10The Book ThiefBooks 4 Paid
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