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 809th greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 3rd on The Greatest 20th Century Novels (Waterstone)
- - 40th on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
- - 50th on Waterstone's Books of the Century (LibraryThing)
- - Best Books Ever (bookdepository.com)