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Arsène Lupin adventure novels were published between 1905 and 2012, all written by author Maurice Leblanc. The final work was found completed in 2011 by chance and subsequently published years posthumously. For a grand total of 107 years. Blandings Castle is a group of works in a shared universe by author P.G. Wodehouse, that spans a timeframe of 62 years ...


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Yes there are, but they are minor. This is exactly the feeling Joseph Heller wanted to provoke. He both intentionally and by 'planned accident' planted anachronisms in the story, and there are some real mistakes as well. The last category is small though, as you noted. The story takes place during WW2. But it was never intended as 'a realistic novel about ...


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TL;DR: Nine years. Timeline The timeline of events relating to Bertha’s imprisonment is (approximately) as follows, relative to the year Y in which Jane arrives at Thornfield Hall: Y−14 — Mr. Rochester marries Bertha Mason Y−13 to Y−11 — Mr. Rochester’s brother dies Y−10 — Mr. Rochester’s father dies Y−9 — Mr. Rochester moves to Thornfield Hall, imprisons ...


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Agatha Christie's detective stories about Hercule Poirot were published between 1920 and 1997, for 77 years. Some of the books are novels, some are short story collections. Each of them can be read as a stand-alone story, but they often make references to previous stories, and share at least the main character Hercule Poirot and often other characters, ...


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Isaac Asimov's Robot novels and short stories, the Galactic Empire series and the Foundation series were all established to be in the same universe by Foundation's Edge, Foundation and Earth, Prelude to the Foundation and Forward the Foundation. The first of the I, Robot short stories seems to be Robbie, first published in 1940, and the last of the ...


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If we aren't restricting it to completed series, Larry Niven's Kzinti started in 1966 and were still going as recently as 2012, so 46 years or 51 years depending on whether you're counting 2017.


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Discworld isn't one main storyline, but it started in 1983 and ended in 2015, so 32 years. The Wheel of Time is one main storyline, clocking in at 23 years (1990 - 2013). The Riftwar Cycle is from 1982 to 2013, at 31 years. But the king of them all is Xanth, with 39 years and counting! By Piers Anthony, this series started in 1977 and a book is planned for ...


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I have a few details to add to the existing answer. Bertha had been in the attic for around 10 years. This can start to be worked out from the date given at Rochester and Jane's attempted marriage by Briggs who announces the impediment of a previous marriage: I affirm and can prove that on the 20th of October A.D. (a date fifteen years back) Ch. ...


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The two answers that have been posted so far are exclusively based on Jane Eyre. An Autobiography and assume that that story's narrator is reliable. Of course, one may well ask to what extent her account of her husband's past can be relied upon, since she does not condemn the cruelty of his imprisonment of his first wife. In Chapter XXVI, Richard Mason's ...


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Well, it's not as long as some of the ones mentioned here, but the longest one I was personally aware of was Jean Auel's Earth's Children books - the first one, Clan of the Cave Bear, was released in 1980, and the final book, The Land of Painted Caves was released in 2011, making it 31 years. For a while, it was thought there would be a 7th book, making ...


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Another series to consider is the Dark Tower series by Stephen King. The main series reaches from The Gunslinger (1982) to The Dark Tower (2004) for 22 years The novel The Wind Through the Keyhole (2012) extends the main series to 30 years And if one counts the many other works of Stephen King which relate to the Dark Tower series for almost all of King's ...


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