12 Most Popular Books of All Time

06. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

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The first edition of A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

For the first time this novel was published in 1859 and now it is the biggest selling novel of all time. The novel is set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution.

05. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

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First Edition Book of Harry Potter Series

This series of 7 books is immensely popular among children and adult. Written by British writer J.K.Rowling and first book was published on 30 June 1997. As of May 2015, the books have sold more than 450 million copies worldwide, making the series the best-selling book series in history, and have been translated into 73 languages.The last four books consecutively set records as the fastest-selling books in history, with the final instalment selling roughly 11 million copies in the United States within the first 24 hours of its release. (Source: Wiki)

04. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

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Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

This spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra follows the adventure of a nameless Hidalgo who bring justice to the world, under the name Don Quixote. This novel published in two volumes in 1605 & 1615. There are many translations of the book, and it has been adapted many times in shortened versions also.

03. Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung by Mao Zedong

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Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung by Mao Zedong

This book is a collection of selected statements from speeches and writings of Mao Zedong, the former Chairman of the Communist Party of China. First published in 1964 and widely distributed during the Cultural Revolution. The popular version of this book were published in small sizes so, people can carry bound in bright red covers, becoming commonly known in the West as the Littel Red Book. This is also considered to be one of the most printed books in history.

02. The King James Bible

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The King James Bible

Also known as The Holy Bible, commonly known as the Authorized Version (AV) or King James Bible (KJB), is an English translation of the Christian Bible for the Church of England begun in 1604 and completed in 1611. The translation was done by over 40 scholars, all of whom were members of the Church of England. (Source : Wiki)

01. The Koran / Quran

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The Koran / Quran

The Quran literally meaning “the recitation”; also romanized (Qurʾan or Koran) is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslims believe to be a revelation from God. Muslims believe the Quran was verbally revealed by God to Muhammad through the angel Gabriel (Jibril),gradually over a period of approximately 23 years, beginning on 22 December 609 CE, when Muhammad was 40, and concluding in 632, the year of his death. Muslims regard the Quran as the most important miracle of Muhammad, a proof of his prophethood, and the culmination of a series of divine messages that started with the messages revealed to Adam and ended with Muhammad. They consider the Quran to be the only revealed book that has been protected by God from distortion or corruption. (Source : Wiki)

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