Literature Statistics

Sentence length

Average number of words per sentence

     Book, author, yearSentencesWordsWords per sentence
      Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen (1811) 5,179119,89323.15
      A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (1859) 7,743137,13717.711
      The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (1876) 4,88271,12214.568
      The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien (1937) 5,87996,07216.342
      The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (1950) 2,58139,16615.175
      Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (1998) 6,61977,88311.767
      Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (2005) 12,386119,2709.629



Use of the 100 most common words

The 100 most commonly written words account for __% of this book

     Book, author, yearCommon wordsTotal wordsPercentage common
      Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen (1811) 60,520119,89350.5%
      A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (1859) 68,644137,13750.1%
      The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (1876) 33,91871,12247.7%
      The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien (1937) 49,25496,07251.3%
      The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (1950) 20,11039,16651.3%
      Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (1998) 34,22977,88343.9%
      Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (2005) 51,853119,27043.5%



Vocabulary

Unique words used
"Unique" here just means "different from every previously encountered word in the book."

     Book, author, yearUnique wordsWordsWords per unique word
      Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen (1811) 7,265119,89316.5
      A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (1859) 10,778137,13712.7
      The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (1876) 7,89671,1229
      The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien (1937) 6,91196,07213.9
      The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (1950) 3,52039,16611.1
      Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (1998) 6,18577,88312.6
      Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (2005) 8,507119,27014



Semicolon usage

Semicolons per 1000 words

     Book, author, year Semicolonsper 1000 words
      Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen (1811) 1,57213.112One semicolon every 3.295 sentences
      A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (1859) 1,1088.08One semicolon every 6.988 sentences
      The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (1876) 6408.999One semicolon every 7.628 sentences
      The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien (1937) 6106.349One semicolon every 9.638 sentences
      The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (1950) 1523.881One semicolon every 16.98 sentences
      Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (1998) 1351.733One semicolon every 49.03 sentences
      Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (2005) 2241.878One semicolon every 55.295 sentences



Colors as words

Number of references to a specific color
The color of the bar represents the most frequently mentioned color, besides black and white.
The number is how many times the author mentioned any color by name.

     Book, author, year Top three colorsMost interesting color
      Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen (1811) Grey: 9, Green: 7, Red: 6Lavender: 3
      A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (1859) Red: 56, Black: 38, White: 33Yellow: 6
      The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (1876) White: 34, Black: 18, Blue: 18Pink: 1
      The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien (1937) Black: 52, Red: 43, Green: 42Brown: 6
      The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (1950) White: 59, Green: 19, Red: 17Indigo: 1
      Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (1998) Black: 57, White: 35, Green: 31Mauve: 1
      Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (2005) Black: 64, White: 46, Blue: 27Turquoise: 2



Commas

Number of commas per 1000 words

     Book, author, year Commasper 1000 wordsper sentence
      Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen (1811) 9,90082.5741.912
      A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (1859) 13,12695.7151.695
      The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (1876) 4,92769.2751.009
      The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien (1937) 5,62458.5390.957
      The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (1950) 2,05952.5710.798
      Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (1998) 5,65872.6470.855
      Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (2005) 8,14868.3160.658



Question marks?

Number of question marks per 1000 words

     Book, author, year Question marksper 1000 words
      Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen (1811) 4523.77One ? every 11.458 sentences
      A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (1859) 9136.658One ? every 8.481 sentences
      The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (1876) 4576.426One ? every 10.683 sentences
      The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien (1937) 3193.32One ? every 18.429 sentences
      The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (1950) 2897.379One ? every 8.931 sentences
      Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (1998) 7549.681One ? every 8.779 sentences
      Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (2005) 1,27610.698One ? every 9.707 sentences



Exclamation points!

Number of exclamation points per 1000 words

     Book, author, year Exclamation pointsper 1000 words
      Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen (1811) 5604.671One ! every 9.248 sentences
      A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (1859) 9546.957One ! every 8.116 sentences
      The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (1876) 6449.055One ! every 7.581 sentences
      The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien (1937) 1,01410.555One ! every 5.798 sentences
      The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (1950) 2315.898One ! every 11.173 sentences
      Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (1998) 4746.086One ! every 13.964 sentences
      Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (2005) 1731.45One ! every 71.595 sentences



Adjective frequency

Percentage of words that are adjectives

     Book, author, year AdjectivesWordsAdjective percentage
      Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen (1811) 9,566119,8938.6%
      A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (1859) 11,856137,1379.4%
      The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (1876) 5,80871,1228.9%
      The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien (1937) 8,74896,07210%
      The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (1950) 3,53839,1669.7%
      Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (1998) 7,29177,88310.4%
      Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (2005) 11,407119,27010.3%





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