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Don't know what kind of books you like (or why you want them to be 800 pages plus), but here are some on my bookshelf (some I've read; the others I plan to read):
Bradley - The Mists of Avalon
Clarke - Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
Dostoevsky - The Brothers Karamazov
Dickens - Our Mutual Friend, Bleak House, Little Dorritt
George - The Autobiography of Henry VIII, The Memoirs of Cleopatra, Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles
Gillespie - The Light Bearer
Jennings - Aztec
Kaye - The Far Pavilions, Shadow of the Moon
Michener - The Source, Chesapeake, Centennial, Hawaii
Penman - The Sunne in Splendour
Rutherfurd - London, Russka, Sarum
Seth - A Suitable Boy
Tolstoy - War and Peace
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Deb has a good list above, here are a few more I recall:
Lonesome Dove - Larry McMurtry
Homeland - John Jakes
The Stand - Stephen King
A Game of Thrones - Martin
A Clash of Kings - Martin
Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
Anna Karenina - Tolstoy
Don Quixote - Cervantes
Gone With the Wind - Mitchell
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Rowling
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Oh goodness. I have so many books that are very long, that's why it's taking me so long to get through my TBR pile! Off the top of my head and what hasn't been mentioned so far:
The Winds of War, and it's sequel War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk (World War II epic)
American Gods by Neil Gaiman (awesomely unusual, contemporary fantasy)
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley (King Arthur from another perspective)
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
The Physician by Noah Gabaldon
I'll go digging for some more...
If you want to enjoy reading your doorstop: The Executioner's Song
If you want to enjoy reading your doorstop with some effort: The Baroque Cycle
If you want to rue the day you were born: Infinite Jest
Oh and PS: while not novels, you could do a hell of a lot worse than reading through the collected stories of Kafka or Borges
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Going through my bookshelf and not repeating titles already listed I get:
The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas -- 1426 pages, and all of them wonderful.
Kushiel's Dart, by Jacqueline Carey -- 812 pages, but while I love this series to death, there are a LOT of caveats to recommending it (sado-masochistic sex, homosexuality, polyamory, prostitution as a sacred act, and a TON of politics)(If the only one of those things that bugs you is the sado-masochism, you can start the series instead with Naamah's Kiss, just out in paperback and 800 pages exactly.)
The Reality Disfunction, by Peter F. Hamilton -- 1226, but I haven't read it, and he has a reputation as a very HARD SF writer.
The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkein -- 1008 pages, and if you haven't read this, what rock have you been hiding under?
So Shaun . . . inquiring minds want to know - why are you looking for long novels??? Trying to get more bang for your credit :-)
Honestly, I love a good, long book. And, after reading several 800+ pages novels, I occasionally feel like the shorter novels are short on character development and depth.
And The Ladies of the Club by Helen Hooven Santmyer - 1,184 pages in paperback
Several of Diana Gabaldon's books:
Some of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series.
Eldest by Chris Paolini 1,056 pages in paperback
Brisingr by Chris Paolini 800 pages in paperback
Brent Weeks: Night Angel Series are all over 800 pages.
The Crimson Petal and the White: by
A Distant Mirror:
Lots of folks didn't love them but I love a good HEA novel.
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Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts, 800 plus pages and I never wanted it to end. Semi-autobiographical novel set in Bombay. I've never read anything like it.
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Conrad Richter's three novels were published individually at first, but finally put together in ONE volume. The three novels, in sequence, were: The Trees, The Fields, and The Town, and when you look for the single-volume work, look for The Awakening Land.
I agree about George R. R. Martin. He writes some good fantasy, and they are ~1000 pages.
Robin Hobb has some long books that have great character development. They are a bit slower paced, but if you like world/character development and are patient, they are a wonderful read. The one I just read by her was roughly 800 pages. If you like fantasy, check out her Farseer Trilogy and Liveship Traders Trilogy. The Farseer Trilogy is 600-700+ pages for each book and the first book of the Liveship Traders is about 800 (haven't read the rest yet).
Neal Stephenson has written some historical fiction/speculative sci fi/cyberpunk behemoths: Cryptonomicon, Anathem, and the Baroque Cycle trilogy (which has been republished as 8 books): Quicksilver, The Confusion, and The System of the World.