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What is the 2nd Most Translated Book in the World?

It should certainly come as no surprise that, far and away, the Bible is the most translated book in the world! How could any book, purporting to be from God, fail to be the most translated and the most thoroughly distributed book?

But if there is a first book, there is also a second. And that second book is a famous work of fiction. But what work of fiction? What would you say? I'm sure I didn't have a clue, though I might have suggested (lamely) the work of "the bard", Shakespeare.

No, that is not the book. In fact, the original language of the book was not even English.

The second translated book was Don Quixote! Ripley! Believe it or not...

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Kasman wrote on November 23, 2018, 1:23 PM

I remember reading somewhere that the book which is most likely to be stolen from public libraries is the bible!

VinceSummers wrote on November 23, 2018, 3:05 PM

That's new to me! It would not be an auspicious beginning... But did you ever suspect Don Quixote was the 2nd book?

MegL wrote on November 23, 2018, 3:48 PM

I never suspected Don Quixote as being the second most translated book in the world! It is many many years since I read it and I think I was perhaps a little young for understanding all the implications, even if I could read all the words.

lookatdesktop wrote on January 13, 2019, 10:10 AM

I have trouble pronouncing that and never read it before so maybe I will later try to read some of Don Quixote.

VinceSummers wrote on January 13, 2019, 4:16 PM

You might prefer to watch the small movie from the 1930s, available for view online.

lookatdesktop wrote on January 15, 2019, 11:52 PM

Do you have a link to it?

VinceSummers wrote on January 16, 2019, 10:43 AM