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Most-read books of all time

Here are the covers of the best-selling books in the world.

#1 | J.r.r. tolkien

The Lord of The Rings

- Approx. 150 million copies sold.
- First published in 1954-1955.

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#2 | Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Little Prince

- Approx. 140 million copies sold.
- First published in 1943.
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#3 | J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

- Approx. 120 million copies sold.
- First published in 1997.

#4 | J.r.r. tolkien

The Hobbit

- Approx. 100 million copies sold.
- First published in 1937.

#5 | Agatha Christie

And Then There Were None

- Approx. 100 million copies sold.
- First published in 1939.

#6 | Cao Xueqin

Dream of the Red Chamber

- Approx. 100 million copies sold.
- First published in 1754-1791.

#7 | Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

- Approx. 100 million copies sold.
- First published in 1865.

#8 | C. S. Lewis

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

- Approx. 85 million copies sold.
- First published in 1850.

#9 | H. Rider Haggard

She: A History of Adventure

- Approx. 83 million copies sold.
- First published in 1887.

#10 | Carlo Collodi

The Adventures of Pinocchio

- Approx. 80 million copies sold.
- First published in 1881.

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