10 of the bestselling individual books of all time

This Spanish novel follows the adventures of Alonso Quixano, who becomes Don Quixote, a knight-errant who tilts at windmills and seeks to revive chivalry.

Don Quixote

Set in London and Paris during the French Revolution, it depicts the plight of the French peasantry against the aristocracy and includes the famous line.

A Tale of Two Cities

This epic fantasy trilogy follows the journey of Frodo Baggins to destroy the One Ring and defeat the Dark Lord Sauron, set in the fictional world of Middle-earth.

The Lord of the Rings

A philosophical tale about a young prince who travels from planet to planet, meeting various inhabitants and learning about life, love, and friendship.

The Little Prince

The first book in the Harry Potter series introduces us to the young wizard Harry Potter and his adventures at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

A prequel to The Lord of the Rings, it follows Bilbo Baggins as he embarks on an unexpected journey with dwarves to reclaim their homeland from the dragon Smaug.

The Hobbit

A mystery novel where ten strangers are invited to a remote island, only to be murdered one by one as they try to uncover the identity of their mysterious host.

And Then There Were None

A Chinese classic novel depicting the rise and fall of the Jia family and their household in the Qing dynasty, exploring themes of love, politics, and social status.

Dream of the Red Chamber

A controversial novel narrated by Holden Caulfield, a disenchanted teenager in New York City, who grapples with teenage angst, identity, and alienation.

The Catcher in the Rye

An adventure novel set in Africa, it follows the journey of Englishmen who discover the lost kingdom of Kôr and its immortal queen, Ayesha.

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