Millions of millions of books were published in the world, and the number is continuously increasing. The exact number is unknown. And it is uncountable. But there some books that shook the world. Some exciting books were liked by millions of people worldwide. Those are sold all over the world. And people liked those books. I have got a list of the top five best seller books in the world’s history so far.
1. Don Quixote
At the top of the list is Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Savedra. The book was published in 1605. The book has sold 500 million copies so far. The book is written in Spanish. The novel Don Quixote is said to be the most famous novel in Spanish literature. Somewhat comic, somewhat tragic, the novel paints a picture of 18th-century Spanish society. The main character is a veteran idealist knight who goes out on an adventure with his old horse and his companion Sancho Panja.
As the native gentleman read Chiverley’s books, he began to believe the impossible things that happened in the books. Every word in the books seemed true to him. Insomnia, hunger, and over-reading once led to delirium. At one point, he decided to go on an adventure as a knight. Don Quixote built his own fantasy world with great dedication and care. The hero once returned to his hometown of La Mancha. After recovering mentally, he ended all relations with Cheverly. And only on his deathbed, he confesses the foolishness of his past adventures and his own madness.
2. A Tale Of Two Cities
The second book on the list is A Tale of two cities. Charles Dickens wrote the book. Written in English, the book was first published in 1859. The book has sold over 200 million copies so far. A Tale of Two Cities is Charles Dickens’ famous historical novel. Its background is based on pre-revolutionary atrocities and post-revolutionary social unrest. The French Revolution The French Revolution against exploitation and oppression began.
Throughout the novel, various historical events of the French Revolution are spread, where the main story revolves around Dr. Manet, Lucy, Charles Darney, and Sidney Carton.
3. The Lord Of The Rings
At the bottom of the list is the book called The Lord of the Rings. The name of the author of the book is J R R Tolkien. Written in English, the book was published in 1955. The book has sold over 150 million copies so far. In 2008, Time magazine ranked J.R.R. Tolkien (The Author Of This Book) 6th among the top 50 English writers. He is a knighted writer; Although he did not like being called sir at all. “Lord of the Rings” is basically a sequel to “Hobbit.” It is better to say myth or epic than a novel.
The whole novel, written during the Second World War, gradually took on a much larger shape. The novel, like the movie, was supposed to be published in three volumes. Although, at first, he wanted to finish in one piece, the Middle Ages drove him into such an intoxication that he created a different world. Another pain after finishing writing; Lack of paper as a result of the war. Finally, in 1954, three volumes were published simultaneously. Michelle “Lord of the Rings” is a wonderful mix of creativity and imagination.
4.The Little Princess
The next book we will talk about is ‘The Little Prince.’ The author of this book is Antoine de Saint-Exupery. This book was written in French; the book was first published in 1943 and has sold 140 million copies. The book is thought to be the most widely read and translated book in the French language. It was voted the best book of the twentieth century in France. It has been translated into 250 languages, and the total sales are about 140 million copies!
On December 30, 1935, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, the book’s author, crashed his plane into the Sahara Desert. Andre Rivet accompanied him. They were in a race called Reid. Their goal was to break an earlier speed record and win a prize of 150,000 francs. But unfortunately, that was not possible. The plane crashes, and fortunately, they survived. But he survived and was in more danger. Food and waterless in the desolate desert. There was dehydration in the scorching sun.
Their various types of hallucinations began. Fortunately, on the fourth day, a caravan of nomadic Bedouins met them and rescued them from that vast cruel desert. This short novel’s main story is about an aviator who crashes into a plane and lands in the Sahara desert. It basically comes from Jumperi’s own experience.
5. Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone
Number five on the list is Harry Porter and The Philosopher’s Stone, a world-renowned book by popular author JK Rowling. The book was released in 1997 and has sold over 120 million copies.
It is surprising to think that J.K. Rowling has taken publishers door to door with this Harry Potter story. No one wanted to print his story. But that ‘Harry Potter’ won the whole world. Harry Potter is a fictional character created by JK Rowling. Here Harry is a magician.
The story’s background is Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where Harry goes on various adventures with his close friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. The most notable aspect of his appearance is the lightning-like cut marks on his forehead, known as scars.