Religious books, especially the Quran and the Gospel, are probably the most widely published books, but it's almost impossible to find reliable figures for their sales. Many of the many published books have been lost or published by independent or inauthentic publishers, and many copies of the Qur'an and the published Bible have been given free of charge to the public instead of sales. Similarly, many political books, including Mao Zedong and Adolf Hitler. That's why we can not guess what the number of such books was and how much they were selling. For these reasons, these books have been removed from the list below.
The Lord of the Rings is an epic fantasy story novel by JRR Tolkien. Published in three volumes in 1954 and 1955, each volume consisted of two books. This story was written from 1937 to 1949 and became one of the most popular 20th century literary works and was translated into 38 languages.
Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) is a novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry published in 1943. This novel in French has been translated into more than 300 languages and dialects, and has sold over 140 million copies to date.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is the first novel of the series Harry Potter book by J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter, a young wizard. This book consists of 17 chapters that describe how Harry learned that he was a witch, made close friends and enemies in the Hogwarts School, and with the help of his friends blocked the return of the evil witch Voldemort, who killed Harry's parents and tried to kill Harry when he was one year old.
The Hobbit is a book of fantasy novels written by JRR Tolkien with a storyline like a fairy tale. This book was first published in England on September 21, 1937.
And Then There Were None (United States), Ten Little Nigger in the UK, The Case of the Ten little Indian boys or And Then There Were None in Brazil and Invitation to Death (1948) or The Ten Figures Black (2003) in Portugal is a detective novel of Agatha Christie, published in 1939.
The Dream of the Red Chamber is a masterpiece of Chinese literature and one of the Four Great Classical Novels from China. The book was written in the mid- eighteenth century, during the Qing Dynasty, and has its authorship attributed to Cao Xueqin. This work is recognized as the highest point of the classic Chinese novels.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland or Alice in Wonderland (1865) is a fictional story written by a British writer, Lewis Carroll. Alice in Wonderland includes classic English literature and is one of the works that has been widely known in the world, especially in children's stories. Alice in Wonderland tells the story of girls who are lost in a magical world filled with strange creatures through a rabbit hole.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a fantasy novel by C.S. Lewis. This book was written in 1950 and has a nuance around 1940. This book was the first to be written from the seven series The Chronicles of Narnia. Although this book is the first time written, but in chronology this book is the second book after Witch's Nephew.
She: A History of Adventure is a fantastic adventurous novel by Henry Rider Haggard, first published in The Graphic magazine from October 1886 to January 1887. In reprints it was extraordinarily popular at the time and remained one of the classics of imagination literature.
Le Avventure di Pinocchio or The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883) is a fiction story written by author Carlo Collodi from Italy. Le avventure in Pinocchio includes classic Italian literature and is one of the best works that has been widely known in the world, especially in children's stories.
Vardi Wala Gunda is Ved Prakash Sharma's most successful thriller novel. The publisher has sold nearly 8 crore copies of this novel. One of the most popular thriller novels in the world, this novel has the status of CLASSIC.
The Da Vinci Code is a mystery novel written by Dan Brown and published for the first time by Random House in 2003 (ISBN 0-385-50420-9). It has become world best seller, with more than 80 million copies sold and translated into 44 languages.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a sequel to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. This book is the second book of the seven series of Harry Potter novels. In Indonesia, this book was released in November 2000, while the original version was in English on July 2, 1998 in United Kingdom and June 2, 1999 in the United States. Films based on this novel were released in November 2002.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the third book of the Harry Potter novel series by JK Rowling. This book was launched in March 2001 in Indonesia. This book was first launched in English on July 8, 1999 in the United Kingdom, while in the United States on September 8, 1999.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle, in which the main character is fiction detective Sherlock Holmes. This book was banned by the Soviet Union in 1929 because it was accused of spreading black magic, although there was actually no evidence to corroborate this opinion. Therefore, a few years later the ban was revoked.
The Curse of Capistrano is a novel by Johnston McCulley written in 1919. It is the first appearance of the character of The Zorro.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit is the first series of children's books written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, and perhaps her best known work. This book was written as just personal pleasure, but it was his friend who encouraged him to publish it. The Tale of Peter Rabbit has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide.
Gone with the Wind is a novel by American writer and journalist Margaret Mitchell. First published June 30, 1936 by Macmillan Publishers, the book was generally received with positive reviews by critics, winning the Pulitzer Prizes and the National Book Award in the year following its release. It sold around thirty million copies worldwide, has been translated into more than thirty languages and is also available in braille and audio format.
The girl with the dragon tattoo is a detective novel, the first book from the trilogy Millennium of the Swedish writer Stieg Larsson. The novel was awarded the Glass Key Award in 2006, the Boeke Prize in 2008, the Galaxy British Book Awards in 2009 and the Anthony Award. Posthumously, Larsson received the ITV3 Crime Thriller Award.
The Hunger Games is the first book of the homonymous trilogy written by the American author Suzanne Collins. Publisher Scholastic Press published it on 14 September 2008. After being distributed around the world, it sold more than twenty million copies, making it one of the best-selling books of all time. In addition, an audiobook narrated by actress Carolyn McCormick was also released.
The Great Gatsby is a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, an American author. First published on April 10, 1925, this story is set in New York City and Long Island during the summer of 1922. The Great Gatsby was not very popular at the start of printing, selling just under 25,000 copies for the remaining 15 years of Fitzgerald's life.
The Godfather by Mario Puzo from the year 1969 is with over 21 million copies sold one of the most successful novels of the trivial literature. He describes the history of fictional, from the Sicilian town of Corleone coming New York Mafia family Corleone and was completed in three feature films and several sequels.
The Bermuda Triangle. The book contributed greatly to popularize the idea that the Bermuda Triangle is an area of the Atlantic Ocean particularly prone to make ships and planes disappear. Over the years the book managed to sell some 20 million copies, several of which corresponded to the editions translated into some 30 languages.
Jaws is a novel by Peter Benchley published in 1974. It tells the story of the attacks of a huge white shark on the bathers of a small and tourist coastal town and the attempts of Three men for hunting him.