Best Selling Books of All Time
Statistic Verification
Source:, The Telegraph, Forbes, The Guardian
Date Verified: 9.4.2012
 Book TitleAuthorYearBooks Sold
1 A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens1859200,000,000 +
2 The Lord of the Rings J.R.R. Tolkien1954150,000,000 +
3 The Hobbit  J.R.R. Tolkien1937100,000,000 +
4  紅樓夢 (Dream of the Red Chamber) Cao Xueqin1759100,000,000 +
5  论三个代表 (On the Three Representations) Jiang Zemin2001100,000,000
6 And Then There Were None Agatha Christie1939100,000,000
7 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe C. S. Lewis195085,000,000
8SheH. Rider Haggard188783,000,000
9 Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) Antoine de Saint-Exupery194380,000,000
10 The Da Vinci CodeDan Brown200380,000,000
11The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger195165,000,000
12 O Alquimista (The Alchemist) Paulo Coelho198865,000,000
13 Steps to Christ  Ellen G. White189260,000,000
14  Heidis Lehr- und Wanderjahre (Heidi’s Years of Wandering and Learning) Johanna Spyri188050,000,000
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.


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