A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth

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A Suitable Boy is a novel by Vikram Seth, released in 1994. At 1349 pages (1488 pages softcover) and 591,552 words, the book is one of the longest novels ever published in a single volume in the English language. A Suitable Boy is set in post-independence, post-partition India. The novel follows the story of four families over a period of 18 months as a mother searches for a suitable boy to marry her daughter.

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The 809th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 3rd on The Greatest 20th Century Novels (Waterstone)
  2. - 40th on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  3. - 50th on Waterstone's Books of the Century (LibraryThing)
  4. - Best Books Ever (bookdepository.com)

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