How Long to Read Hamlet

By William Shakespeare

How Long Does it Take to Read Hamlet?

It takes the average reader 3 hours and 30 minutes to read Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Assuming a reading speed of 250 words per minute. Learn more


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How long is Hamlet?

Hamlet by William Shakespeare is 210 pages long, and a total of 52,500 words.

This makes it 71% the length of the average book. It also has 64% more words than the average book.

How Long Does it Take to Read Hamlet Aloud?

The average oral reading speed is 183 words per minute. This means it takes 4 hours and 46 minutes to read Hamlet aloud.

What Reading Level is Hamlet?

Hamlet is suitable for students ages 12 and up.

Note that there may be other factors that effect this rating besides length that are not factored in on this page. This may include things like complex language or sensitive topics not suitable for students of certain ages.

When deciding what to show young students always use your best judgement and consult a professional.

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