When it comes to books that have sold the most copies, there are some clear frontrunners. The top five best-selling books of all-time are Don Quixote, A Tale of Two Cities, The Lord of the Rings, The Little Prince, and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
Don Quixote, written by Miguel de Cervantes, is the best-selling book of all-time with an estimated 500 million copies sold. It was first published in 1605 and is considered to be one of the most influential works of literature in the Western canon.
The second best-selling book of all-time is A Tale of Two Cities, written by Charles Dickens and published in 1859. It has sold an estimated 200 million copies worldwide. The novel is set in London and Paris during the French Revolution and tells the story of two men who are from different social classes.
The Lord of the Rings, written by J.R.R. Tolkien, is the third best-selling book of all-time with an estimated 150 million copies sold. The novel is a fantasy epic set in Middle-earth and follows the quest of a group of hobbits to destroy the One Ring and defeat the Dark Lord Sauron.
The fourth best-selling book of all-time is The Little Prince, written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and published in 1943. It has sold an estimated 142 million copies worldwide and is considered to be one of the most translated books in the world. The novel follows the story of a young prince who visits different planets and learns about life and love.
The fifth best-selling book of all-time is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, written by J.K. Rowling and published in 1997. It has sold an estimated 107 million copies worldwide and is the first book in the Harry Potter series. The novel follows the story of a young wizard named Harry Potter who discovers he is a famous wizard and must face the evil Lord Voldemort.
These five books have sold the most copies of any books in history and are considered to be some of the most influential works of literature. They have been translated into numerous languages and have been enjoyed by millions of readers around the world.