26 de jan. de 2023

What is the biggest book in the world?

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Answering this question is a complex thing, after all the question itself can have more than one meaning: what is the largest book in the world physically, or what is the longest book? In this post we will answer these questions, taking the Guinness Book of Records as a source.

What is the biggest book in the world?

According to the Guinness Book of Records, the world's longest (or longest) book is Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time, which is approximately 9,609,000 characters, 1.3 million words, and over 3000 pages in some editions. .

This book, considered the masterpiece of the French writer, tells the story of his life while exploring themes such as involuntary memory and the search for truth and meaning. After being rejected by numerous publishers, Proust used his own money to have the first volume released by Grasset in 1913. The complete novel was published in 13 volumes between 1913 and 1927.

What is the biggest book (physically) in the world?

Also according to the Guinness Book, the largest book in the world in physical proportions is a book whose title is “This is the Prophet Mohammed” and is a compilation of stories that highlight the achievements of the life of the Prophet of Islam, as well as the positive influence of Islam on the international and humanitarian stage.

More than 50 people worked on the construction of the book, which was made by the Mshahed International Group, in Dubai in 2012. The book is 5 meters wide and 8.06 meters high, weighs approximately 1500 kg and has 429 pages. 

Article by: Sidney Matias
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