Top 10 Bestselling and Famous Novels of All-Time
Here we are introducing an article about Top 10 Bestselling and Famous Novels of All-Time. These novels are read by crores of people. Most of the literature students read and study these novels as a part of their study. Besides, These kinds novels never boring the readers. It gives pleasure to our minds. Many of them got awards. They didn’t lose their significance and values with time. If you are searching for a good bestselling novel of all- time, check out our list.
1. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra: 500+ million
Don Quixote is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, which is regarded as the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. It is known as the first modern novel and was published in 1605. The novel is written in the picaresque style of the late 16th century. El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha is the original name of this work. This work describe the adventures of Alonso Quixano. He is an elderly man who lives in La Mancha, Spain. He loses his sanity after reading so many books about chivalry and decides to become a knight. He recruits Sancho Panza as his squire.
2. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens: 200+ Million
A Tale of Two Cities is a novel by Charles Dickens, who was born into a poor family in England in 1812. This novel was published by London: Chapman & Hall in the year 1859. The novel deals with the major themes of duality, revolution, and resurrection. This is considered as one of two historical novels. This novel is sympathetic to the defeat of the French aristocracy. Lucie Manette (later Darnay), Doctor Alexandre Manette, Mr. Lorry, Jerry Cruncher, Sydney Carton, Charles Darnay, Ernest Defarge, Therese Defarge, Miss Pross etc. are the main characters in the novel.
3. The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien: 155+ Million
The Fellowship of the Ring is considered as the first of three volumes of the epic novel The Lord of the Rings. This novel was written by the English author J. R. R. Tolkien. This novel was originally published by George Allen & Unwin on 29 July 1954 in the United Kingdom. The novel was followed by The Two Towers and The Return of the King.
4. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho: 150+ Million
The Alchemist is known as a novel by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho, which was first published by HarperTorch in the year 1988. This is an international bestseller novel, was written in Portuguese. The work has been translated into at least 69 languages as of December 2016. There are more than 150 million copies are sold in 70 different languages. Finding one’s destiny is the main theme of this book. Santiago or ‘The boy’, Melchizedek, The crystal merchant, The Englishman, Fatima etc. are the main characters.
5. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: 140+ Million
The Little Prince is a novella actually has many keen observations as well as insights regarding human nature and relationships. The work was written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. He was a writer, poet, and pioneering aviator. This is a most famous work of French aristocrat, which was first published in the year 1943. This book is look like a children’s book. There are two million copies are sold every year.
The story is about a pilot, who stranded in the desert meets a young prince with curly blond hair. He was fallen to Earth from a tiny asteroid called Asteroid 325, however on Earth we call it Asteroid B-612.
6. Harry Potter and Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling: 107+ Million
Harry Potter and Philosopher’s Stone is known as the first novel in the Harry Potter series and J. K. Rowling’s debut novel. It won many British book awards. The novel was published on 26 June 1997 (UK). The story depicts about Harry Potter, who discovers his magical heritage. The novel has been translated into at least sixty-seven other languages. It has been attacked by several religious groups and banned in some countries. Yet, most of the reviews were very favourable. Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Neville Longbottom etc. are the main characters.
7. The Hobbit by J.R. Tolkien: 100+ Million
The Hobbit is regarded as a children’s fantasy novel by J. R. R. Tolkien, which was published by George Allen & Unwin (UK) on 21 September 1937. The author wrote a line about a creature called “a hobbit.” This book was grew from that line. Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Thorin Oakenshield, Smaug etc. are the main characters. This novel was awarded a prize from the New York Herald Tribune for best juvenile fiction.
8. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie: 100+ Million
And Then There Were None is considered as a mystery novel by English writer Agatha Christie, which was published by Collins Crime Club on 6 November 1939. Ten Little Niggers is the original title of the novel. This work is widely considered as her masterpiece. Anthony James Marston, Mrs Ethel Rogers, General John Gordon Macarthur, Thomas Rogers, Emily Caroline Brent etc. are the main characters of this novel. For more details, log on to And Then There Were None.
9. Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin: 100+ Million
Dream of the Red Chamber is considered as one of China’s Four Great Classical Novels, which was written by Cao Xueqin in the 18th century. The story also called The Story of the Stone. It is remarkable for its huge cast of characters as well as psychological scope. This work is composed in written vernacular (baihua) rather than Classical Chinese (wenyan). This novel offers great insight in its depiction of the Chinese culture of the time. Jia Baoyu, Lin Daiyu, Xue Baochai, Jia Tanchun, Jia Yuanchun etc. are its main characters.
10. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll : 100+ Million
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre, which was published on 26 November 1865 by Macmillan. The novel was written by Lewis Carroll, who was a mathematician, English writer, logician, photographer etc. Alice, Bill the Lizard, The Caterpillar, The Duchess, The Dormouse etc. are the main characters. The novel depicts the story of Alice, who was falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures.