Top 7 Best Selling Books of All Times

Too little time and too much to read, this is a common problem that each and every book lover faces.
Well, we have just tried to make an comprehensive list of 7 such books which created ripples when they were published and their charm has not eluded even after centuries!
Yes, centuries, and trust us they even beat bestsellers like Harry Potter and Twilight!!
These classic fiction books are always fresh and charming for a reader who is born after centuries. In some cases, the book which was your grandfathers' favorite will also be an equally interesting read for you...

A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a novel written by Charles Dickens. It has been set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution.
The novel throws light on the plight of the French peasantry before the revolution. Depicting the contemporary times the novel opens with lines, ' "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...". This classic novel is one of the best-selling novels ever written, with over 160 million copies sold. A Tale of Two Cities is one of the few works of historical fiction by Charles Dickens. 
You can easily buy this book at any online bookstore in India.


The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings is an epic-fantasy novel written by J. R. R. Tolkien. The story began as a sequel to Tolkien's 1937 fantasy novel The Hobbit, but eventually developed into a much larger work. The Lord of the Rings is one of the best-selling novels ever written, with over 150 million copies sold.The title of the novel refers to the story's main antagonist, the Dark Lord Sauron, who had in an earlier age created the One Ring to rule the other Rings of Power as the ultimate weapon in his campaign to conquer and rule all of Middle-earth. From quiet beginnings in the Shire, a hobbit land not unlike the English countryside, the story ranges across Middle-earth, following the course of the War of the Ring through the eyes of its characters, not only the hobbits Frodo Baggins, Samwise "Sam" Gamgee, Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybuck and Peregrin "Pippin" Took, but also the hobbits' chief allies and travelling companions: the Men Aragorn son of Arathorn, a Ranger of the North, and Boromir, a Captain of Gondor; Gimli son of Glóin, a Dwarf warrior; Legolas Greenleaf, an Elven prince; and Gandalf, a Wizard.

The Little Prince

The Little Prince (French: Le Petit Prince), first published in 1943, is a novella, the most famous work of the French aristocrat, writer, poet, and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900–1944). The novella is the fourth most-translated book in the world and was voted the best book of the 20th century in France. Translated into more than 250 languages and dialects (as well as Braille), selling nearly two million copies annually with sales totaling over 140 million copies worldwide, it has become one of the best-selling books ever published.After the outbreak of the Second World War Saint-Exupéry was exiled to North America. In the midst of personal upheavals and failing health, he produced almost half of the writings for which he would be remembered, including a tender tale of loneliness, friendship, love, and loss, in the form of a young prince fallen to Earth. An earlier memoir by the author had recounted his aviation experiences in the Sahara Desert, and he is thought to have drawn on those same experiences in The Little Prince. This book has been ruling the bestseller chart of online bookstores for years. 

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is the first novel in the Harry Potter series and J. K. Rowling's debut novel, first published in 1997 by Bloomsbury. It was published in the United States as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by Scholastic Corporation in 1998. The novel won most of the British book awards that were judged by children and other awards in the US. The book reached the top of the New York Times list of best-selling fiction in August 1999 and stayed near the top of that list for much of 1999 and 2000. It has been translated into at least sixty-seven other languages and has been made into a feature-length film of the same name.The book is one of the best-selling books ever written, with over 107 million copies sold.
One  can easily buy books online at any of the online bookstores, given to its popularity this is available at all the online bookstores.

And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None is a mystery novel by Agatha Christie, widely considered her masterpiece and described by her as the most difficult of her books to write. It was first published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club on 6 November 1939, as Ten Little Niggers, after the British blackface song, which serves as a major plot point. The US edition was not released until December 1939; its American reprints and adaptations were all retitled And Then There Were None, the last five words in the original American version of the nursery rhyme ("Ten Little Indians").It is Christie's best-selling novel; with more than 100 million copies sold, it is also the world's best-selling mystery and one of the best-selling books of all time. Publications International lists the novel as the seventh best-selling title.


Dream of the Red Chamber

Dream of the Red Chamber, also called The Story of the Stone, composed by Cao Xueqin, is one of China's Four Great Classical Novels. It was written sometime in the middle of the 18th century during the Qing Dynasty. Considered a masterpiece of Chinese literature, it is generally acknowledged to be the pinnacle of Chinese fiction. "Redology" is the field of study devoted exclusively to this work.The title has also been translated as Red Chamber Dream and A Dream of Red Mansions. The novel circulated in manuscript copies with various titles until its print publication, in 1791. While the first 80 chapters were written by Cao Xueqin, Gao E, who prepared the first and second printed editions with his partner Cheng Weiyuan in 1791–2, added 40 additional chapters to complete the novel.More than 100 million copies of book sold.


She: A History of Adventure

She - subtitled A History of Adventure - is a novel by H. Rider Haggard (1856–1925), first serialised in The Graphic magazine from October 1886 to January 1887. She is one of the classics of imaginative literature, and one of the best-selling books of all time, with over 100 million copies sold in 44 different languages as of 2013. She was extraordinarily popular upon its release and has never been out of print. According to literary historian Andrew M. Stauffer, She has always been Rider Haggard's most popular and influential novel, challenged only by King Solomon's Mines in this regard. The book is selling nearly two million copies annually with sales totaling over 100 million copies worldwide.

NOTE: You don't have to run pillar to post to buy these books. These books are available on almost all the online bookstores and you buy books online at great discounts.

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