As I was reading William Faulkner’s, Intruder in the Dust, I think I came upon the longest sentence in the history of novels; almost two pages long. The author makes use of semi-colons, commas and colons throughout the duration of his sentence. Interestingly, novice writers are encouraged to avoid using such complex sentences. However, as Faulkner, and I am sure other successful novelists have proven, as long the content is important to the story, well and clearly written, anything can be pulled off. I have not bothered to Google the longest sentence in history in regards to novels, but if anyone knows, please do tell. William Faulkner has to be a contender at least.