Top 10 Best Selling Books of All Times

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7. The Hobbit- J.R.R. Tolkien (1937)

The Hobbit- J.R.R. Tolkien (1937)- best selling books of all timesThe Hobbit is a prequel to Lord of the Rings series written by J.R.R. Tolkien. The fable which was first published in 1937 is an adventure of Bilbo Baggins to restore Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor which has long been conquered and guarded by dragon Smaug. Reluctantly Baggins agrees to act as burglar and travels with Grandalf and thirteen dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield, heir to the lost kingdom. During the journey to Lonely mountain Bilbo is lost in goblin tunnels where he encounters the mysterious ring. Gollum bargains the ring with riddles but the hobbit escapes by conferring invisibility with the power of ring. The hobbit and the team captures the kingdom, slay dragon and Biblo returns home rich.

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6. And There Were None- Agatha Christie (1939)

And There Were None- Agatha Christie (1939)- best selling books of all timesAnd there were none is a masterpiece of Agatha Christie which was first published in 1939. The story begins with summoning of eight different people to an Indian Island for different purposes. On the night of arrival all of them are convicted of murder they committed in the past through the voice in gramophone.  All of these people are found to be serially killed according to the nursery rhyme Ten Little Indians. Later a manuscript is found in bottle by police which reveals that mysterious killing was planned by Judge Wargrave to punish those who have escaped the law.

5. Dream of the Red Chamber- Cao Xueqin (1793)

Dream of the Red Chamber- Cao Xueqin (1793)- best selling books of all timesDream of the Red Chamber is one of the most popular Chinese classics that have long been adapted into drama, movies, and TV series.  Also known as The Story of the Stone in its native land, the book was written by Cao Xueqin in 1763 but due to his death additional  40 chapters were added by Gao E  .The complete novel came to it first publication in 1792. Despite its daunting volume the book is considered a talisman of Chinese literature. The novel portrays the rise and fall of Qing Dynasty with philosophical and allegorical messages.  The book meticulously depicts Chinese life and culture with huge casts of characters.

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