Famous Books with Numbers in Their Titles


There are numbers, that heard on their own, are simply prosaic digits. But in the context of literature, certain numbers immediately evoke a famous play or novel, especially when the number is central to the novel (for example, 1984, Catch-22, and Fahrenheit 451). Below are some of the most famous literary works with numbers in their titles.

1984 by George Orwell

2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Henry IV (Parts I-II) by William Shakespeare

Henry V by William Shakespeare

Henry VI (Parts I-III) by William Shakespeare

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Richard II by William Shakespeare

Richard III by William Shakespeare

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon

The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare

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3 thoughts on “Famous Books with Numbers in Their Titles

  1. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

    Life of Pi by Yann Martel

    The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

    The Third Man by Graham Greene

    Four Past Midnight by Stephen King

    Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

    Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Dana

    Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose

    Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

    206 Bones by Kathy Reichs

    Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho

    Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer

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