Best-selling books

Best-selling books

There are books that will be republished at all times. Of course, immediately the Bible or the Koran comes to mind. But there are also art books that cause constant reader demand. Check out the list of best selling books worldwide. Perhaps you have already read a lot from this list. Or maybe some book will be a discovery for you.

1. The Alchemist
65 million11
With sales of more than 65 million copies, the novel The Alchemist, published in 1988, is the best-selling Brazilian book. The protagonist of the novel, Paulo Coelho, is the Andalusian shepherd Santiago, who aspires to Egypt for the pyramids to find treasures.

2. The Catcher in the Rye
65 million12
The book "The Catcher in the Rye", which tells about the problems of adolescent thinking and the rejection of modern reality by adolescents, has become one of the most controversial books of the 20th century. This book is often included in the school curriculum in the west.

3. Think and Grow Rich
70 million13
“Think and Grow Rich” is a self-help manual written by American Napoleon Hill in the midst of the Great Depression (1937). Hill, who published his book, in which 13 principles for achieving success were described, is considered to be the founder of "manuals for beginner millionaires."

4. The Da Vinci Code
80 million14
The book, which was published just 12 years ago, has already entered the top ten most widely read books in the world, The Da Vinci Code has created a real sensation in 2003, prompting a storm of criticism from the church. The detective-mystical novel, written by Dan Brown, tells about the investigation of the murder in the Louvre. Subsequently, the main characters are involved in deeper (and from the point of view of the church - blasphemous) secrets about the fate of the Holy Grail and Mary Magdalene.

5. The lion, the witch and the wardrobe
85 million15
Clive Lewis's fantasy novel The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the first book in the Chronicles of Narnia series. The book deals with four English children who have fallen into the country of talking animals and mythical creatures.

6. Sleep in the red tower
100 million16
The only Chinese book that hit the list of the best-selling in the world is the novel “The Dream in the Red Tower” by the writer Cao Xueqin.The book, which tells about the Chinese family, who lived in the days of the Qing dynasty, is considered one of the four great classical novels of China. Also, “The Dream in the Red House” is one of the most difficult novels in the entire history - there are almost 40 main characters and about 500 minor characters in it.

7. She: Adventure History
100 million17
This novel is known for being quoted in its writings by such famous psychoanalysts as Sigmund Freud and Karl Jung. “She: The Story of Adventure” is the most famous work of Henry Haggard. The book tells about the journey of two men to the lost kingdom in the deep regions of East Africa. There they discover a tribe of savages, led by the mysterious white queen Aesha, who has mystical powers.

8. And no one was (Ten Little Indians)
100 million18
The legendary English writer of detective novels Agatha Christie in 1939 wrote the novel “Ten Little Indians, who became the fifth best-selling book in the history of printing. It is noteworthy that when the detective novel was released in the United States, for reasons of political correctness, the name was changed to "And no one became."

9. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
107 million19
Although other novels about the adventures of Harry Potter were to be included in the list of best-selling books, they were removed from the list so as not to make it too monotonous (each book about the young wizard sold approximately 50-65 million copies). The first book (seven parts in total) of the British writer JK Rowling was born in 1997.

10. Little Prince
140 million20
The Little Prince is a famous allegorical novel of 1943, written by the French aristocrat Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The world's third largest book has been translated into more than 250 languages ​​and dialects. It tells about a young lonely prince from another planet who travels around the universe. Although the book is childish, it raises surprisingly adult themes.

11. The Lord of the Rings
150 million21
The trilogy of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was originally written as a single huge novel, but then the publishers divided it into three separate books - The Brotherhood of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King. The separately published "The Hobbit" was also sold in the amount of 140.6 million copies, but was excluded from the list for the same reason as 6 books about Harry Potter.The book series has become so popular in the UK that it has been recognized as "the most beloved novel of the whole nation."

12. The Tale of Two Cities
200 million22
The story of the two cities of the English author Charles Dickens became the best-selling novel in history. The author in his novel criticizes English society, and also explores the causes of the class struggle and the French Revolution. The Briton was the first in the literature to say that revolutionaries are often far more cruel than the aristocrats they hated.

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