Best Selling Books In History
The Name of the Rose 50 million
The Italian bestseller on our list Pinocchio has only sold 35 million copies, Il Nome della Rosa English The Name of the Rose was written by novelist Umberto Eco in 1980. Showing our love for murder mysteries is another, the novel follows William of Baskerville, a Franciscan friar who must find the killer of multiple murders at a Northern Italian monastery. The novel is intriguing for its involvement of semiotics the study of signs and symbols and their use or interpretation throughout the story.