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Most Viewed Books on Wikipedia

Can you name the books and series whose Wikipedia pages have been visited the most times?
Years 2007–2021. Source.
We removed two comic books and also individual books whose series also appears
Quiz by Hugh2000
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Last updated: October 7, 2021
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First submittedSeptember 3, 2021
Times taken15,105
Average score58.6%
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Author
Book or series ...
82 m
J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter
50 m
E. L. James
Fifty Shades of Grey
50 m
George R. R. Martin
A Song of Ice and Fire
47 m
Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games
34 m
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby
32 m
J. R. R. Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings
32 m
George Orwell
Nineteen Eighty-Four
27 m
various
Kama Sutra
26 m
Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird
25 m
Victor Hugo
Les Misérables
24 m
Lewis Carroll
Alice’s Adventures in
Wonderland
24 m
Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid's Tale
22 m
J. D. Salinger
The Catcher in the Rye
22 m
Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice
21 m
Dante
Inferno
Views
Author
Book or series ...
20 m
Vladimir Nabokov
Lolita
20 m
Stieg Larsson
The Girl with the
Dragon Tattoo
19 m
various
The Bible
19 m
Aldous Huxley
Brave New World
19 m
George Orwell
Animal Farm
19 m
Mary Shelley
Frankenstein
18 m
Bram Stoker
Dracula
18 m
Oscar Wilde
The Picture of
Dorian Gray
18 m
Stephen King
It
18 m
J. R. R. Tolkien
The Hobbit
17 m
Madonna
Sex
17 m
Homer
The Odyssey
17 m
Miguel de Cervantes
Don Quixote
17 m
John Steinbeck
Of Mice and Men
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Level 65
Oct 26, 2021
For the people wondering why Shakespeare isn’t on the list, Shakespeare’s works are plays. This list is for books.
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Level 83
Oct 7, 2021
That was so weird. I went to type "Lord of the Rings" and accidentally hit the letter "t" on my way to hitting the "r"....resulting in "lotr"...which was the correct answer anyway.
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Level 89
Oct 7, 2021
It's been like that for a while, also Pirates of the Caribbean you can type potc, Gone with the Wind-gwtw
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Level 76
Oct 7, 2021
I'm very surprised by the Madonna one. That book over all of Shakespeare? I'm not putting any sort of hierarchy here but we had to read Shakespeare every year in middle and high school so it surprises me that there aren't a ton of searches for, like, "Romeo and Juliet" for instance just based on the sheer number of school children that must be looking it up for information.
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Level ∞
Oct 7, 2021
My guess is that people are looking up "sex" and then somehow ending up on the Madonna book due to a misconfiguration of Wikipedia's search function.
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Level 59
Oct 24, 2021
This exact thought occurred to me. Who has any memory of that book?
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Level 65
Oct 8, 2021
I suppose Shakespeare works count as plays rather than books.
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Level 51
Oct 26, 2021
Perhaps Shakespeare has too many famous books that people search and it divides the research between all of them
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Level 45
Mar 13, 2022
Some still stand out. I can't imagine Coriolanus or Timon of Athens taking attention away from Hamlet or Macbeth. XD
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Level 76
Oct 7, 2021
I missed the Kama Sutra and Sex. Apparently my dirty mind is waning in my late 30s
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Level 80
Oct 7, 2021
Or just moved onto the harder stuff
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Level 75
Oct 7, 2021
I've seen that the wikipedia lists Inferno and Divine Comedy separately, but since the Inferno is part of Divine Comedy maybe it should be allowed as a type-in?
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Level ∞
Oct 7, 2021
Divine Comedy will work now.
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Level 81
Oct 7, 2021
But it's weird having just a chapter featured here while whole books are lumped into a series.
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Level 74
Oct 16, 2021
Haven't they originally been three separate books, that got combined later?
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Level 84
Oct 7, 2021
A little shocked (though certainly not disappointed) that Twilight isn't on here.
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Level 86
Oct 7, 2021
I would have thought "Grapes of Wrath" for Steinbeck before "Of Mice and Men". Both great novels though.
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Level 69
Oct 8, 2021
Of Mice and Men was on the UK literature syllabus and it may be the same in the US which may make a difference. As mentioned above, I'm a little surprised that Shakespeare isn't here for the same reason
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Level 67
Oct 24, 2021
Haha. That did not occur to me while taking this quiz. A lot of classic school-mandated novels on here. I wonder what percentage of views comes from students looking up the plot instead of reading the book.
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Level 44
Nov 7, 2021
not on my UK syllabus
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Level 76
Oct 9, 2021
I missed 50 shades, the kama sutra, and sex ( ͠° ͟ʖ ͡°)
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Level 82
Oct 10, 2021
Must have guessed twenty King works. Never did get 'It'.
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Level 70
Oct 24, 2021
I expected The Bible and Quran somewhere in the top5.
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Level 79
Oct 24, 2021
FWIW, the source lists the Bible as having 112 million views, but they adjusted it down to 19 million since ~95% of views in 2020 and 2021 were on desktop. Apparently this means most of the views were "non-human," but they seem to just be guessing.
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Level 68
Oct 24, 2021
A lot of books with a recent popular film or TV adaptations, or that are required reading for high school students. Makes sense!
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Level 65
Oct 24, 2021
This is the most depressing quiz ever
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Level 84
Oct 25, 2021
Not a fan of books?
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Level 36
Oct 24, 2021
Missed the bible...oof!
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Level 71
Oct 25, 2021
I kept trying 'Handmaiden's Tale'... ach!
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Level 66
Oct 25, 2021
Huh, I always thought it was "Dante's Inferno", not Inferno by Dante. Oh well.
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Level 58
Oct 25, 2021
Anyone knows how wikipedia counts this? I mean, is this only in english pages or does it considers if you looked up the Bible in both in english or any other language? Just curious and I was not sure just by reading the source.
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Level 66
Oct 26, 2021
When I saw the name E. L. James, I thought, wasn't this the one who wrote that crappy romance story that was so popular in the last years, so I wrote Twilight. Close enough.
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Level 74
Aug 31, 2022
No way that Madonna one is legit. It's gotta be because of the title being the word "sex" and people are accidentally ending up on that page or something. I have never even heard of that book, don't remember ANY hoopla over it at all, and somehow it's up there with some of the most famous books of all time? Come on, something's weird here.
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Level 65
Aug 31, 2022
Very well-known book actually. Best selling coffee table book of all time and very widely talked about upon release due to it being so controversial. Personally, I’m not surprised it’s up there.