Books that are best sold
• Books that are best sold
There are books to be republished at all times. Of course, immediately comes to mind us Bible or the Koran. But there are art books, which cause constant reader demand. Rate the list of books that are best sold throughout the world. Perhaps many of you have already read this list. Or maybe some kind of book will be your discovery.
Thanks to the sales of more than 65 million copies of the novel "The Alchemist", published in 1988, is the best selling Brazilian books. The protagonist of the novel by Paulo Coelho - Andalusian shepherd Santiago, who is committed to the pyramids in Egypt, to find the treasure.
2. The Catcher in the Rye
The book "The Catcher in the Rye," which tells about the problems of teenage teenagers thinking and rejection of modern reality, 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
"Think and Grow Rich" - a manual on self-improvement, written by an American Napoleon Hill in the midst of the Great Depression (1937). Hill published his book in which 13 principles for success have been described, it is considered the ancestor of "Beginner's Manual millionaires."
4. The Da Vinci Code 80 million
The book, which was published only 12 years ago, has already entered the top ten most read books in the world, "The Da Vinci Code" created a furor in 2003, prompting a barrage of criticism from the Church. Detective mystery novel written by Dan Brown, tells the story of the investigation of the murder in the Louvre. Subsequently, the main characters are involved in a deeper (and from the point of view of the Church - blasphemous) the mystery of the fate of the Holy Grail and Mary Magdalene.
5. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Fiction novel of CS Lewis' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe "is the first book in the series" The Chronicles of Narnia. " We are in the book is about four English children who entered the country talking animals and mythical creatures.
6. The Dream of the Red Chamber
The only Chinese book, which has got into the list of the most sold in the world, - novel writer Cao Xueqin, "Dream of the Red Chamber". The book, which tells the story of a Chinese family, who lived during the Qing Dynasty, is considered one of the four great classical novels of Chinese. Also, "Dream of the Red Chamber" is one of the most difficult novels in history - it has about 40 main characters and about 500 minor characters.
7. She: A History of Adventure
This novel is known that it was quoted in the works of such famous psychoanalysts Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. "She: A History of Adventure" is the most famous work of Henry Haggard. The book tells the story of the journey of two men in a lost kingdom in the interior areas of East Africa. There they discover a tribe of savages, led by a mysterious white queen Aesha possessing mystical powers.
8. And Then There Were None (Ten Little Indians)
The legendary English writer of detective novels by Agatha Christie in 1939, wrote the novel "Ten Little Indians, who became the fifth best-selling sales in the history of printing. It is noteworthy that when the detective novel was released in the United States, the name of political correctness reasons, was changed to "And Then There Were None".
9. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Although the list of best-selling books were there and other novels about the adventures of Harry Potter, they were excluded from the list, in order not to make it too monotonous (every book about the young wizard was sold in the amount of approximately 50-65 million copies). The first book (just published seven parts) British author JK Rowling was born in 1997.
10. The Little Prince
"The Little Prince" - the famous allegorical novel in 1943, written by a French aristocrat Antoine de Saint-Exupery. The world's third number of sales has been translated in more than 250 languages and dialects. It tells of a lonely young prince from another planet, who travels the universe. Although the book is an infant, it raised a surprisingly adult themes.
150 million The trilogy of JRR Tolkien was originally written as a single huge novel, but then the publisher split it into three separate books - "Fellowship of the Ring," "The Two Towers" and "Return of the King." Published "The Hobbit" separately and has sold 140, 6 million copies, but was excluded from the list for the same reason as the 6 Harry Potter books. Book series has become so popular in the UK, which has been recognized as "the most favorite novel of the whole nation."
12. A Tale of Two Cities
The best-selling novel in history was the "Tale of Two Cities by English author Charles Dickens. The author in his novel criticizing English society, and explores the causes of the class struggle and the French Revolution. The British first in the literature stated that revolutionaries are often much more cruel than the aristocrats hated them.