When one thinks about best-selling books. They tend to think of books that are very high in sales. However, what they also do think about these books has nothing to do with money or how many copies they have sold, it is something far more personal and secret to them. Because these best-selling books are books that touch their heart and soul in such a way that no other books can ever hope to do. These books are called classics. Therefore, what are top ten best sellers of all time, which people would read again and again? The answer is very clear. They are books that promote a real love for them, as well as, books who do make the top sales in the publishing industry for this reason and then some. Here is a list of the top ten best sellers of all time. They are:
- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens did sell an estimated 200 million copies worldwide. â€“ A Tale of Two Cities is every inch a classic novel for all the right reasons. It is a novel that is set in London and Paris during the French Revolution. This novel is all about the plight of the French peasantry put down totally by the French aristocracy in the years that led up to the revolution.
- The Lord of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein did sell an estimated 150 million copies worldwide â€“ The Lord of The Rings is an epic high fantasy novel, and it is a story, which did begin as a sequel to the immensely popular 1937 fantasy novel by Tolkein called The Hobbit.
- The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein did sell an estimated 100 million copies worldwide â€“ The Hobbit is one of those very special novels that just keeps right on mystifying and holding readers from the get go. The Hobbit, or known by its other title, There And Back Again is both a fantasy novel and a childrenâ€™s book.
- And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie did sell an estimated 100 million copies worldwide â€“ And Then There Were None was a mystery novel written by author Agatha Christie and published on November 6, 1939. This novel was considered to be her masterpiece. The novel is about ten people who come to an island under different pretexts entirely.
- Dream of The Red Chamber by Cao Xeuqin did sell an estimated 100 million copies worldwide â€“ Dream of The Red Chamber is one of Chinaâ€™s Four Great Classic Novels that was written in the middle of the 18th century and the Qing Dynasty.
- The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown did sell an estimated 80 million copies worldwide â€“ The Da Vinci Code is the author Dan Brownâ€™s bestselling novel for the year of 2003. This novel has been adapted into a film, along with another major novel of his, which was called Angels & Demons.
- The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis did sell an estimated 85 millions copies worldwide â€“ The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe was a high fantasy novel for children. It was published by Geoffrey Bles in 1950 and is the first of seven novels in number in the Chronicles of Narnia in 1950 to 1956. It is the best known of all these novels and is the one that is most widely available in libraries.
- The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger did sell an estimated 65 million copies worldwide â€“ The Catcher In The Rye is a novel that is both a bestseller and a book that is frequently challenged.
- She: A History of Adventure by H. Rider Haggard did sell an estimated 83 million copies worldwide â€“ She: A History of Adventure is one of the classics of all imaginative literature. It is also one of the most popular and influential of all Riderâ€™s books. This is because it has the power to stand out and be different and always has been this way.
- Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell did sell an estimated 30 million copies worldwide â€“ Gone With The Wind is a novel that was written by Margaret Mitchell and first published in 1936. The fictional story centers around the main character of Scarlett Oâ€™Hara, who is a Georgia bell, during the time of the American Civil War. It is a great historical novel, as well as, unforgettable romance novel of the highest caliber possible.
Each of these ten top best sellers of all time do span different generations and occur at different moments in time. However, the one endearing thing they all have in common is this, and that is that they are books that are definitely classics and one of a kind in their own rights and ways. These books have become beloved just because and there is no bad reason than that overall.