Have you wondered what the most expensive books in the world are? Well, no one can tell for sure but we do have amazon statistics to get a hunch. Now, expensiveness is largely subjective. Plus, most classics have various editions and the leather-bound or clothbound are likely to be more expensive, while mass market paperbacks are super cheap – irrespective of the content. In addition, a lot of expensive books are those that come in sets., not individually. So of course, this is by no means an all exhaustive list, but it does have some pretty expensive books – like 400 dollar expensive books. Let us look at 10 most expensive books in 2021 listed on amazon.
10 Most Expensive Books In 2021 Listed On Amazon:
- The Judge’s List by John Grisham
- The New York Times Cookbook by Craig Claiborne
- The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Boxed Set by J R R Tolkien
- The Carpetbagger by Harold Robbins
- River of Darkness by Buddy Levy
- Encyclopedia of Information Assurance by Rebecca Harold and Marcus Rogers
- Pride and Prejudice (Clothbound Classics) by Jane Austen
- Kingdom Hearts by Tomoco Kanemeki
- The Complete History of the Middle Earth by Christopher Tolkien
- The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan
The Judge’s List by John Grisham
A lot of John Grisham’s titles are quite on the pricey side, but the second book of the Whistler trilogy tops the list. It follows Lacy Stoltz as she investigates into a crime involving a mysterious old woman with multiple aliases.
The New York Times Cookbook by Craig Claiborne
This book is a culinary classic, and came into being in 1961. Chefs, gourmets, foodies and food journalists from all over the world revere it. The new edition available on Amazon details many more recipes from all over the world, using cultural nuances to create a comprehensive compilation of recipes.
The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Boxed Set by J R R Tolkien
This is a set of four of Tolkien’s high fantasy masterpieces – The Hobbit, the Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King. The Hobbit talks about the raid of Smaug’s treasure by Bilbo Baggins on the wizard Gandalf’s insistence. The LOTR trilogy follows the quest of Frodo Baggins and Gandalf along with other elves, hobbits and dwarfs to retrieve a ring.
The Carpetbagger by Harold Robbins
This is a story that delves into the deep, dark themes of wealth, power and sexuality. It follows Jonas’s desire for his father’s money and young wife after his father’s death and Rina, a Hollywood sensation and a powerful lady. As their passion and ambition skyrockets, so does the darkness of their deeds.
River of Darkness by Buddy Levy
This is a travel biography of a sixteenth century traveller and his miraculous expedition through the deadly but beautiful Amazons. This is an ode to the bravery and explorative spirit of Gonzalo Pizarro.
Encyclopedia of Information Assurance by Rebecca Harold and Marcus Rogers
This is a collection of several books compiling knowledge in the IA sector. This isn’t a textbook as such, but it is an information dense encyclopaedia of knowledge meant for specialists in the field.
Pride and Prejudice (Clothbound Classics) by Jane Austen
Published in the beautifully designed Clothbound Classics of Penguin, this book is a classic story of four sisters. At the centre of the story is bold, beautiful and rebellious Elizabeth Bennett, who comes to hate her new neighbour Darcy, but eventually falls for him. Perhaps the first ever romcom, this book is an ode to love that goes beyond pride and prejudice.
Kingdom Hearts by Tomoco Kanemeki
This is a fantasy manga, which delves into the lives of three children – Sora, Riku and Kairi, who live their carefree lives on the Destiny Islands. But a disaster threates to tear their lives apart and the entry of Disney characters like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck is their only hope.
The Complete History of the Middle Earth by Christopher Tolkien
This three volume collection is exactly what it promises to be in the title – the history of the fantasy world J R R Tolkien created in his LOTR. For all lovers of high fantasy, this is an insight into Tolkien’s worldbuilding process.
The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan
This is Robert Jordan’s fantasy series chronicling the passage of time in stages. Here memories become myths and fade away, replaced by other memories and so on. In the Third Age, the land of the Two Rivers is in danger, and the protagonists must venture into a new world.
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