Printerinks has created an infographic that tracks just how long it took authors to write famous novels.
From 2.5 days to 16 years, the graph tracks just how much time went into each individual work. Check it out:
When inspiration does strike, some famous novelists have proven that a work of fictional brilliance can be produced in a matter of days. From ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ which the author, John Boyne, claims to have written in 2 ½ days, to ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien which took a staggering 16 years to complete, we have collated 30 of the world’s most famous books to divulge and compare how long they took to create.
We’ve got the entire graphic for you after the jump. (Via Electric Literature)