Books are the best friends of man and they never leave the person alone anytime. Those who inculcate the habit of reading books will never feel sad or depressed. The books provide us with knowledge, wisdom and enjoyment. They support mentally when we are down and lead us to right directions. It is always nice to invest money in books is the phrase said by a philosopher.
The books vary in subject and size and every person has its own choice when it comes to selection of books. However, there are some books in the world which are liked by everyone because of their incredible stories and writers. Let us discuss the Top 10 Most Selling Individual Books Of All Time.
10 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The best novel of The Chronicles of Narnia, the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is on number 10 of the list. It is written by C.S. Lewis for his goddaughter Lucy Barfield. The book is based on the stories of the land of talking animals, Narnia. The white witch and mythical creatures form the other part of the stories.
It is one of the best English-language novels published since the year 1923. This book is published in 47 foreign languages. The book comprises of 12 to 17 chapters and it has still been one of the most favorite storybooks of children.
9 Alice in Wonderland
The next famous book on the list is Alice in Wonderland which is authored by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson in the year 1865. It is about the story of a girl named Alice who falls in the fantasy world. Though it is fictional yet the story has fascinated millions of people around the globe.
This book is read by Queen Victoria and young Oscar Wilde. The translation of the book is done in 174 languages. There are many movies and TV series made on this book.
8 Dream of the Red Chamber
One of the most popular books of China, Dream of the Red Chamber is written by Cao Xueqin. This book was circulated in manuscript copies with different titles until the year 1791. The novel is an autobiography of author and his family. There are many characters in the story.
There were 2 films made on this novel which were directed by Bu Wancang in the year 1944. There are also games made on this novel in the year 2010. The opera made on this novel was premiered in September, 2016.
7 And Then There Were None
And Then There were none is one of the toughest books to write. It is authored by Agatha Christie. This book was published for the 1st time by Collins Crime Club in UK in the year 1939. It is one of the best-selling mysteries in the world with copies above 100 million. There are many films made on this novel such as Ten Little Indians, Gumnaam and many others.
The TV shows were made on this novel in English and Japanese languages. A video game known as Mystery House has been made from the subject of this book.
6 The Hobbit
The next on the list is children’s book, The Hobbit. It is written by J.R. R. Tolkien in the year 1937. It is a book on the treasure in search of which Bilbo Baggina follows. The surroundings in the novel are rural areas and then into something very dangerous. All the stories in the novel are narrated in the form of TV episodes.
There are many stage drams, radio programs, video games and TV series made on this fantastic novel. The translation of this novel is done in more than 40 languages. There are also video games made on this novel.
5 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Harry Potter series have been one of the most popular ones of everyone in the world. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is a fictional novel authored by J. K. Rowling which was published in the year 1997 by Bloomsbury. The story is about a boy named Harry Potter who is a wizard who finds his magical heritage as he comes in contact with many of his friends.
This novel has got many notable awards and it is one of the best-selling fictions in the year 1999. It is translated into 73 languages. There are both films and video game made on this novel.
4 Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince)
The Little Prince is written by famous French writer, Antoine de Saint- Exupery. It is the best book of all in 20th century of France. Around 140 million copies of this book are sold every year in the world. It is a story of a young prince who visits earth and finds friendship and love. There are many stage shows, radio plays, ballet, films and operas made on this novel.
3 The Lord Of The Rings
The Lord of the Rings is a classic fantasy novel written by J. R. R. Tolkien. It is one of the most selling novels with more than 150 million copies sold till now. It is the story about the Dark Lord Sauron who creates many rings just to rule on the earth. This novel has won many notable awards for the author’s best story and the characters. Radio plays, artworks and TV series have been made based on this novel.
2 A Tale of Two Cities
A novel written by Charles Dickens is next on the list. It is the story of French Doctor Manette and his journey of life from imprisonment to his release. It has 45 chapters and it is one of the most selling books in the world with 200 million copies sold in the globe. Many films and radio plays have been adapted based on this story.
1 Don Quixote
Don Quixote is written by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra and it is one of the most popular novels in Spanish literature. It is a story about hidalgo who walks on the path of right deeds to bring justice in the world. There are paintings and musical plays adapted on this novel. Don Quixote tops our list with more than 500 million sales.
These books were written somewhere in the 19th century but even today they are remembered in the world through TV series and films.
Top 10 Most Selling Individual Books Of All Time
1) Don Quixote
2) A Tale of Two Cities
3) The Lord Of The Rings
4) Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince)
5) Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
6) The Hobbit
7) And Then There Were None
8) Dream of the Red Chamber
9) Alice in Wonderland
10) The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
List of Top Ten of this Article
- 10 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
- 9 Alice in Wonderland
- 8 Dream of the Red Chamber
- 7 And Then There Were None
- 6 The Hobbit
- 5 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
- 4 Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince)
- 3 The Lord Of The Rings
- 2 A Tale of Two Cities
- 1 Don Quixote
- Top 10 Most Selling Individual Books Of All Time