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Table of Contents

· Introduction

· What is an anagram?

· What are some examples?

· Do anagrams always need to be apt?

· Are there any unusual varieties of anagram?

· What is the longest anagram ever created?

· What are the hallmarks of a good anagram?

· What is the longest one-word anagram?

· What set of letters has the most one-word anagrams?

· What is the history of anagrams?

· How do you create anagrams?

What is the longest anagram ever created?

Richard Brodie's anagram of "Battle of the Books" by Jonathon Swift is the longest anagram created by a human using an anagram checker. It contains 42,177 letters and can be found here.

Mike Keith has anagrammed the complete text of Moby Dick (935,763 letters) however, this was largely generated by a computer program. Download the complete anagram as a zip file (1.01MB)

For a list of other anagrams over 2000 letters, click here.

If you want to learn how to create long anagrams: Read this article.


Updated: May 10, 2016


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