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50 literary classics and how long it takes to read them (infographic)
The Visual Communication Guy has released an infographic with word count and time to read of the 50 famous literary classics.
In times when the time is the most important factor in deciding whether you’ll read a book or not, information how long would it take to finish it becomes almost as important.
Our favorite blog on data visualization, The Visual Communication Guy, has just released a new infographic that measures books by words and hours.
Designed by Alisa Scott, the visual collects data about how much time it takes to finish reading 50 of the most famous classic novels.
Each book comes with info about word count (abbreviated to “WC”) and time to read. The latter is calculated taking 300 words per minute as an average reading speed. You can check out the approximate reading time on the vertical axis. Under each book, you will also learn a date of the first publication.
As you will see, as much as 44 titles can be read until 10 hours each. The longest book on the bookshelf is Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. It has over 530 thousand words, and it will take almost 30 hours to finish it.
The second-longest novel is Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, followed by Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo.
Curtis Newbold, the founder of The Visual Communication Guy, created some of the most creative visuals related to reading and languages. You have to check out at least these two ones:
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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
by Suzanne Collins
Part 1: The Mentor
Coriolanus released the fistful of cabbage into the pot of boiling water and swore that one day it would never pass his lips again. But this was not that day. He needed to eat a large bowl of the anemic stuff, and drink every drop of broth, to prevent his stomach from growling during the reaping ceremony. It was one of a long list of precautions he took to mask the fact that his family, despite residing in the penthouse of the Capitol’s most opulent apartment building, was as poor as district scum. That at eighteen, the heir to the once-great house of Snow had nothing to live on but his wits.
His shirt for the reaping was worrying him. He had an acceptable pair of dark dress pants bought on the black market last year, but the shirt was what people looked at. Fortunately, the Academy provided the uniforms it required for daily use. For today’s ceremony, however, students were instructed to be dressed fashionably but with the solemnity the occasion dictated. Tigris had said to trust her, and he did. Only his cousin’s cleverness with a needle had saved him so far. Still, he couldn’t expect miracles.
The shirt they’d dug from the back of the wardrobe—his father’s, from better days—was stained and yellowed with age, half the buttons missing, a cigarette burn on one cuff. Too damaged to sell in even the worst of times, and this was to be his reaping shirt? This morning he had gone to her room at daybreak, only to find both his cousin and the shirt missing. Not a good sign. Had Tigris given up on the old thing and braved the black market in some last-ditch effort to find him proper clothing? And what on earth would she possess worth trading for it? Only one thing—herself—and the house of Snow had not yet fallen that far. Or was it falling now as he salted the cabbage?
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