The book on your shelves with the most pages/Das Buch in deinem Regal, das die meisten Seiten hat

This is difficult. Maybe Black’s Law Dictionary, with 1800-odd pages. A Suitable Boy, by Vikram Seth, has only 1400. Then there is Uwe Johnson’s Jahrestage, but that doesn’t count, because it’s two volumes.

10 thoughts on “The book on your shelves with the most pages/Das Buch in deinem Regal, das die meisten Seiten hat

  1. Hm. At first inspection it seems to be an old copy of Volume 2 of the 2nd edition of Macromolecules by Elias. Total pages = 1342.

    Your anti-comment spam gizmo is nearly impossible to read BTW, Margaret.

    • Thanks for that, Kevin. I will look into it, but put it off as I need to update my blog software at the end of the month.

  2. Don’t you have an old edition of Palandt for reference? That should beat Black any day with its 2700-odd tissue-papery pages.

    • You know me too well, Junger gott. Unfortunately I am not at home at the moment, but in the Black Forest, so I can’t check how many pages my old (bust post-2002) Palandt has.

  3. Astonishingly, the book nearest to me on my desk bookshelf is “Wirtschaftsgesetze” (IDW Textausgabe), 26th edition, with 1944 pages so thin they’re almost translucent. Though that’s almost a tiddler compared with the 2010 Bound Volume (“Red Book”) of International Financial Reporting Standards, with 2854 numbered pages, or the 2009 Guide Through IFRSs, with 2972 numbered pages.

    I started reading Vikram Seth’s “Two Lives” several years ago, but gave up less than half-way through. As one of the reviewers note, it’s called “Two Lives” because that’s how long you need to read it.

  4. Thanks for these tips Margaret (sounds like a spam comment, sorry). I’m not much into legal or Chinese but am a big fan of This American Life.

    • It was good – I should listen to some more. What I used to listen to was on BBC Radio 4, Gardeners’ Question Time, where locals ask questions about gardening problems and a panel of experts give advice, and The Food Programme, which is about, well, food.

    • I should have been more precise. I meant, was she a practising barrister? After all, people are called to the Bar before they’ve even finished their pupillage, aren’t they? I’m sure she is held in great esteem, but we would hardly hear about it if she weren’t. I just didn’t think it was very academic to imply that solicitors by definition can’t do advocacy, but that may go with her remit.

  5. If your blog is no longer in emergency block mode, I’d answer as follows.

    No. As mentioned, she never practised as Barrister, but returned post-Call to St. Anne

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