A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth

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.

The 346th 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)
  5. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)
  6. - 100 Novels That Shaped Our World (BBC)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
A Suitable Boy: A Novel (Modern Classics) Paperback 25917 $11.20 $1.73 2005
Summer Requiem Paperback 9369050 $118.35 $83.91
Summer Requiem: A Book of Poems Hardcover 3239133 $5.98 $3.33
Summer Requiem: From the author or the classic bestseller A SUITABLE BOY Paperback 3931739 $8.83 $4.00 2016
Suitable Boy Volume 1: (Paper) Mass Market Paperback 6146984 $3.00
A Suitable Boy : A Novel (Perennial Classics) Paperback 3468071 $13.83 $9.16 2005
A Suitable Boy: A Novel Hardcover 135537 $10.95 $0.21
A Suitable Boy Paperback 1814664 $4.27 $0.01 1994
A Suitable Boy Paperback 360012 $4.25 $0.01 1994
A Suitable Boy: BBC Radio 4 Full-cast Dramatisation Audio CD 1969228 $79.82 2003
Suitable Boy Paperback 2604690 $2,420.43 $0.01 1994
A Suitable Boy Paperback 3857424 $19.89 $0.13 1994
Suitable Boy Volume 2 Mass Market Paperback 5494449 $0.01