most read books

A book is called a work that deals with any subject and even that does not contain words,  but only images.

Today, however, this definition is not limited to the world of print or physical media,  given the appearance and rise of new documentary formats and especially the World Wide Web.

The digital book or electronic book,  known as an e-book, is seeing an increase in its use in the world of books and in professional,  library, and documentary practice.

In addition, the book can also be found in audio format, in which case it is called an audiobook.

The Perfume – Patrik Süskind

Perfume: The  Story of a Murderer is the first novel by the German writer Patrick Süskind, published in 1985  under the original title Das Parfum, die Geschichte eines Mörders. It immediately became a best-seller,  translated into more than forty languages ​​around the world.

E l fragrance, divided into four parts and fifty-two chapters, transports the reader to a world that is unfamiliar: “The evanescent kingdom odors”,  through the main character,  Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Grenouille means frog in French ).

The story of the main character, Grenouille, “one of the most brilliant and abominable men of his time”, takes place in 18th century France.

Since his birth, Grenouille discovers and perceives the world through his sense of smell, which he has more developed than other people.

These, in turn, sometimes find this ability disturbing in Grenouille. He lacks a scent of his own.

The Diary of Anne Frank – Anne Frank

With the title of  The Diary of Anne Frank, we know the edition of the personal diaries written by the Jewish girl Anne Frank  (Annelies Marie Frank)  between June 12, 1942, and August 1, 1944, in a total of three preserved notebooks Today, where he recounts his story as a teenager and the two-year time when he had to hide from the Nazis in Amsterdam.

She hides with her family and another Jewish family (the Vs in an attic of a warehouse in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation of Holland.  Thirteen-year-old Anne Frank tells of the life of the group in her diary, which she called “Kitty” . by various employees of the office, they remained for more than two years in the achterhuis ( known as “the secret house”) until, finally, they were betrayed and arrested.

Ana wrote a diary between June 12, 1942, and August 1, 1944. On August 4, 1944, our neighbors (names are unknown)  denounced the eight hiding in “the back house.”  TO

In addition to the diary, she wrote several stories that have been published gradually since 1960. Her sister, Margot Frank,  also wrote a diary, but no trace of it was ever found.

One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel García Marquez

One Hundred Years of Solitude is a novel by the Colombian writer and 1982 Nobel Prize winner for Literature, Gabriel García Márquez. Considered a masterpiece of Latin American and universal literature, it is one of the most widely translated and read works in Spanish.

It was cataloged as one of the most important works of the Spanish language during the IV International Congress of the Spanish Language held in Cartagena de Indias in March 2007.

It was included in the list of the 100 best novels in Spanish of the 20th century of the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, in the list of the 100 books of the 20th century of the French newspaper Le Monde and in the 100 best books of all time of the Book Club from Norway. It has been translated into 35 languages.

The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist  (O Alquimista, 1988)  is a book written by the Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho that has been translated into more than 63 languages and published in 150 countries. The book is about dreams and the means we use to achieve them, about chance in our lives, and the signs that appear throughout it.

It is considered a paraphrase of the story  The Thousand and One Nights: in short, the adventures of a hero who seeks his treasure, far from his home,  to return to it and find it, undergoing a transformation throughout the journey in what to his worldview and reality refers.

The Lord of the Rings (saga) – JRR Tolkein

The Lord of the Rings  (original title in English: The Lord of the Rings ) is an epic fantasy novel written by the British philologist and writer JRR Tolkien. Its story takes place in the Third Age of the Sun of Middle Earth,  a fictional place populated by men and other anthropomorphic races such as hobbits, elves, or dwarves, as well as by many other real and fantastic creatures.

The novel narrates the journey of the main protagonist, the hobbit Frodo Baggins, to destroy the One Ring and the consequent war that the enemy will cause to recover it since it is the main source of power for its creator, the Dark Lord Sauron.

JRR Tolkien planned The Lord of the Rings as a sequel to his previous novel,  The Hobbit, but it ended up becoming a story of much more scope and length that, written in stages between 1937 and 1949, was first published in the Kingdom. United between 1954 and 1955 in three volumes.

Since then has been reprinted numerous times and translated into many languages, becoming one of the most popular works of literature of the twentieth century. In addition, it has been adapted on several occasions to radio, theater, and cinema, mainly highlighting the film trilogy created by filmmaker Peter Jackson.

The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code is a mystery novel written by Dan Brown and first published by Random House in 2003. It has become a global bestseller, translated into 44 languages.

By combining New Age esoteric and detective suspense genres with a conspiracy theory concerning the Holy Grail and the role of Mary Magdalene in Christianity,  the novel spurred widespread interest (especially in the United States of America) in certain theories. of plots “hatched in the shadows by hidden powers,”  a phenomenon defined by Brown as the “conspiracy boom.”

The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupéry

The  Little Prince (French: Le Petit Prince)  is a short novel and the most famous work of the French writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900–1944).

The work was published in April 1943, in both English and French, by the American publisher Reynal & Hitchcock, while the French publisher Éditions Gallimard could not print the work until 1946, after the liberation of France. Listed among the best books of the 20th century in France,  The Principle has become the most widely read and most translated French book. Thus, it has translations into more than 250 languages ​​and dialects, including the braille reading system.

The work has also become one of the best-selling books of all time. The novel was translated into Spanish by Bonifacio del Carril and its first publication in that language was made by the Argentine publishing house Emecé Editores in September 1951. Since then, various translators and publishers have produced their own versions.

The Little Prince, a story considered to be a children’s book because of the way it is written but in which deep issues such as the meaning of life, loneliness, friendship, love, and loss are actually dealt with.

The ingenious gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Don Quijote de la Mancha  is a novel written by the Spanish Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Its first part published under the title El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha at the beginning of 1605, is one of the most outstanding works of Spanish literature and universal literature, and one of the most translated.

In 1615  the second part of Cervantes’s Don Quixote appeared with the title of The ingenious knight, Don Quixote de la Mancha. In  2002, and at the request of the Norwegian Book Club, a list was made of the best literary works in history  with the votes of 100 great writers of 54 different nationalities, the works appearing in strict alphabetical order,  so that no work prevails over another, with the sole exception of Don Quixote, who topped the list being cited as  “the best literary work ever written.”

It is the most edited and translated book in history, second only to the Bible.

Harry Potter Series (saga) – JK Rowling.

Harry Potter  (also abbreviated HP)  is hepatology of fantasy novels written by the British author JK Rowling, in which the adventures of the young apprentice wizard Harry Potter and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, during the seven years are described. that happen at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

E l argument focuses on the struggle between Harry Potter and the evil wizard Lord Voldemort, who killed Harry’s parents in his quest to conquer the wizarding world. since the release of the first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in 1997, the series achieved immense popularity, critical acclaim, and commercial success around the world.

As of  December 2007, more than 400 million copies of the seven books had been sold, which have been translated into more than 65 languages, including Latin and Ancient Greek. The seventh and final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released worldwide in English on July 21, 2007, while it was published in Spanish on February 21, 2008.

The Bible

The Bible  (from the Greek τα βιβλία, ta Biblia, “the books”)  is the set of canonical books of Judaism and Christianity. The canonicity of each book varies depending on the tradition adopted. According to the Jewish and Christian religions, it transmits the word of God.

The Bible has been translated into 2303 languages. As a title, the sacred bible (” the sacred books”) began to be used in Latin, without an article since it did not exist in Latin. However,  since the Bible was a cultism in Latin, it ended up going from being considered a neuter plural to a feminine singular  (“the Holy Bible”),  understanding the Bible as the proper name of the whole.

Through Latin, it was derived from the vast majority of modern languages. The number of copies produced, sold, or existing cannot be calculated, it has no calculable value.

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