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12 Most Popular Books of All Time

Researchers have collated the figures for the number of editions, translations and copies sold of the world’s most popular books – can you guess the TOP 12?
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Last updated: May 30, 2019
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Divine guidance revealed from God to Muhammad through the angel Gabriel over a period of 23 years.
Koran
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The story of Jesus' birth and life.
The King James Bible
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267 aphorisms from the Communist Chinese leader Mao Zedong, covering subjects such as class struggle, "correcting mistaken ideas" and the "mass line".
Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung, Mao Zedong
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A middle-aged man obsessed with the chivalrous ideals touted in books he has read, decides to take up his lance and sword to defend the helpless and destroy the wicked.
Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes
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A boy learns on his eleventh birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own.
Harry Potter, JK Rowling
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Dr. Alexandre Manette, has been imprisoned in the Bastille by the Marquis St. Evrémonde and his brother for refusing to keep quiet about a crime they committed.
A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
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The future of civilization rests in the fate of the One Ring, which has been lost for centuries.
The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
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A pilot crash-lands in a desert. He encounters a small boy who asks him for a drawing of a sheep.
Le Petit Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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A young girl falls through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures.
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
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A precise and detailed observation of the life and social structures typical of 18th-century Chinese society.
Dream of the Red Chamber, Cao Xueqin
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Ten strangers are lured to an island. Over dinner, a record begins to play, and the voice of an unseen host accuses each person of hiding a guilty secret.
And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie
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A reluctant Hobbit sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim a lost treasure.
The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
2 Comments
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Level 37
May 30, 2019
For some reason although I typed 'Don Quixote' it was not accepted as an answer.
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Level 45
May 30, 2019
Thanks for the feedback. It is corrected.