Friday Fun Facts

Longest Sentence

The longest sentences in literature range from 96 words to over 2,000. The longest sentence in English goes to Jonathon Coe’s The Rotter’s Club, which includes a 13,955-word sentence. It was inspired by Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age by Bohumil Hrabal, a Czech language novel written in one long sentence. Another sentence often claimed as the longest sentence is a soliloquy from James Joyce’s Ulysses, which is 4,391 words.

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