Books are civilizational statements – windows to different worldviews, opinions and belief systems. There’s extraordinary power vested in the words of a book, and history is witness to that: from earliest times, the Word has inspired and influenced the populace, in books like the Bible, Quran, I Ching, The Republic, Dhammapada, right down to the modern Harry Potter series.
This infographic highlights the most popular and influential books from 10th century BCE, right up to the 21st century Fifty Shades of Grey! They’ve endured over time for a reason. Will the 21st century bestsellers endure?
The World’s Most Popular Books Through The Ages:
Infographic by – Global English Editing