Top 10 best-selling books of all time. Topping the list of the 10 best-selling books of all time by Wikipedia is Miguel de Cervantes’ “Don Quixote”, which has sold 500 million copies.
Don Quixote – 500 million copies: The work of Miguel de Cervantes is about a man obsessed with knight legends who decides to live the knight’s journey to defend his cause. Don Quixote was one of the first novels in the world, published in 1612. The story is one of the most prominent satirical works of literary history, giving us the famous metaphor for “fighting”. With the windmill “to indicate the flashy but useless.
Xinhua Zidian – Dictionary of Xinhua – 400 million copies: Published in 1953, the dictionaries are heavily consumed as a mandatory document for primary Chinese children.
A Tale of Two Cities – 200 million copies: The work was published in 1859, about the dark side in France when the revolution took place. Over the past 100 years, the book has been continually reprinted and still garnering huge readership.
The Lord of the Rings – 150 million copies: Not surprisingly, the Lord of the Rings set a sales record when the book is now the largest and most popular fiction novel. In 1954 when J.R.R. Tolkien publishes the story, The Lord of the Rings, which is divided into three sections dealing with a journey against the Dark Lord.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – 107 million copies: To the readers in 1997, the first Harry Potter episode was one of the highest-selling books in the 7-episode series. Story about the maturing process of a young witch and friends fight the dark forces, is still the bedside pillow for children and adults.
And then there’s nobody else (10 other black people) – 100 million copies: The British literary statue, Agatha Christie, published And Then There Were None in 1939, the content of the case series Murder mystery on an island where every death is as evolved as the ancient lyric described. Agatha Christie has also been honored by the Guinness Book of World Records as the best-selling author of over a billion books worldwide.
Pink Dreams – 100 million copies: Pink Dreams tells the story of ups and downs in a family descendants of the Qing Dynasty, is the work of author Cao Xiuqin. The book is an epitome of Chinese literature, placed next to the trilogy of trilogy novels Three Kingdoms, Water Margin and Journey to the West.
The Little Prince – 80 million copies: The children’s book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is a work that many adults also love and ponder. The story of a young prince living on a meteorite, instantly famous throughout France when it shelves in 1943.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – 85 million copies: In 1950, C.S. Lewis publishes one of the coolest books on fiction – religion. The story is set in World War II, when children with boring life accidentally find their way to the magical world of magic named Narnia.
The Da Vinci Code – 80 million copies: Da Vinci Code was published in 2003, more famous when the Church publicly criticized. The work has been turned into a movie, starring Tom Hanks, the content of Professor Robert Langdon’s adventures to find the dark secrets that the Catholic Church has hid for so long.