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World’s most popular books revealed

World’s most popular books revealed

The world’s most popular books of all time have been revealed, with The Koran topping the list at number one, having sold three billion copies. From religious works to Harry Potter, it’s an eclectic mix of literature. See the complete list below.

1. The Koran – three billion copies printed

2. The King James Bible – 2.5bn copies printed

3. Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung, Mao Zedong – 800 million copies sold

4. Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes – 500 million copies sold 

5. Harry Potter series, JK Rowling – 450 million copies sold

6. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens – 200 million copies sold

7. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien – 150 million copies sold

8. Le Petit Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – 140 million copies sold

9. Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll – 100 million copies sold

10. Dream of the Red Chamber, Cao Xueqin – 100 million copies sold

11. And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie – 100 million copies sold

12. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkein – 100 million copies sold

13. She: A History Of Adventure, H.Rider Haggard – 83 million copies sold

14. The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, CS Lewis, 85 million copies sold

15. The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown – 80 million copies sold

16. The Catcher In The Rye, JD Salinger – 65 million copies sold

17. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle – 60 million copies sold

18. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea, Jules Verne, 60 million copies sold

19. Millennium Trilogy, Stieg Larsson – 50 million copies sold

20. Watership Down, Richard Adams – 50 million copies sold

21. Odyssey, Homer – 45 million copies sold

22. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle – 30 million copies sold

23. To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee – 30 million copies sold

24. Gone With The Wind, Margaret Mitchell – 30 million copies sold

25. Nineteen Eight-Four, George Orwell – 25 million copies sold

26. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald – 25 million copies sold

27. The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain – 20 million copies sold

28. Anderson’s Fairy Tales, Hans Christian Anderson – 20 million copies sold

29. Pride And Prejudice, Jane Austin – 20 million copies sold

30. Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe – 9 million copies sold