The book recommendation site Love Reading has released an infographic that lists 15 books with increasing casts of characters.
There are 43 named characters in Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. Compare that to 132 characters mentioned in the first Harry Potter book, or the 218 characters created by George R.R. Martin for the first installment of the A Game of Thrones series, which has 2067 named characters (and counting).
Neither compares to Tolstoy's War and Peace, however, with its 600 characters.
Does anyone know how many characters can be found in The Lord of The Rings?
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