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Best Selling Books of All Time

  Book Title Author Year Books Sold
1 A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens 1859 200,000,000 +
2 The Lord of the Rings J.R.R. Tolkien 1954 150,000,000 +
3 The Hobbit  J.R.R. Tolkien 1937 100,000,000 +
4  紅樓夢 (Dream of the Red Chamber) Cao Xueqin 1759 100,000,000 +
5  论三个代表 (On the Three Representations) Jiang Zemin 2001 100,000,000
6 And Then There Were None Agatha Christie 1939 100,000,000
7 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe C. S. Lewis 1950 85,000,000
8 She H. Rider Haggard 1887 83,000,000
9 Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) Antoine de Saint-Exupery 1943 80,000,000
10 The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown 2003 80,000,000
11 The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger 1951 65,000,000
12 O Alquimista (The Alchemist) Paulo Coelho 1988 65,000,000
13 Steps to Christ  Ellen G. White 1892 60,000,000
14  Heidis Lehr- und Wanderjahre (Heidi’s Years of Wandering and Learning) Johanna Spyri 1880 50,000,000

This page provides lists of best-selling single-volume books and book series to date and in any language. “Best-selling” refers to the estimated number of copies sold of each book, rather than the number of books printed or currently owned.

Statistic Verification
Source:, The Telegraph, Forbes, The Guardian
Research Date: December 3rd, 2015

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