There are a lot of books in the world, but not all of them catch on with readers and even fewer get translated around the world. This infographic from 7Brands Inc. takes a look at 50 of the most translated books in the world from France’s The Little Prince to China’s Wolf Totem.

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    • Rob

      I don’t think the infographic claims to be an exhaustive list – that’s probably why it’s ’50 OF the most’ instead of ‘The 50 most’. And Alice in Wonderland, Pilgrim’s Progress and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea are all listed there as well.

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      • David Auerbach

        The point about the Bible is well taken. It’s been translated into 531 languages. It would have to be at the top of the list.

      • ZsofiaS

        Should have said novels in the title, then people wouldn’t be offended about leaving the Bible out.

      • The Oncoming Storm

        @zsophiaz: figures some worthless atheist would find their way into this.

      • Zsófia S

        The Doctor is not amused by your gruesome attitude towards non-believers, dear “I’m not going to post under my real name” sorry excuse of a ‘religious’ person…
        Also, as a non-native English speaker, I’m sorry to break it to you, but your written English is despicable. About as much as your soul, maybe you should think about that when you start going on about God and his private circle next time. Have a lovely day!

  1. Petri Sinda

    Uh, you’ve got a Finnish flag next to Finnish author Tove Jansson, yet you call her Swedish (presumably because the name sounds more Swedish, which you sometimes get). Lazy editing.

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  3. leniu

    Aren’t you missing some?
    The Bible?
    Euclid’s “Elements”?
    Ikea’s catalog 🙂

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    […] INFOGRAPHIC: THE WORLD’S MOST TRANSLATED BOOKS Share on facebookShare on google Share on twitter Share on email Share on stumbleupon Share on reddit There are a lot of books in the world, but not all of them catch on with readers and even fewer get translated around the world. This infographic from 7Brands Inc. takes a look at 50 of the most translated books in the world from France’s The Little Prince to China’s Wolf Totem. Fonte: Eletric lit. Veja o infográfico […]

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  5. Alex

    And what about Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy? I bet their novels are well spread and translated, too.

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