Sales of 1984 Increase 20% in Early 2017 in U.S. and Abroad – NY Times
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“Even outside the United States, interest in “1984” has grown. So far this year, sales have risen by 20 percent in Britain and Australia compared to the same period a year ago, according to Jess Harrison, a London-based editor at Penguin Books. The novel is usually a best-seller, she said, and it sold 100,000 copies last year in English-speaking countries outside the United States and Canada. “But we’ve definitely seen an uplift” in sales, she added.
Dystopian novels are “chiming with people,” Ms. Harrison said, adding that “The Man in the High Castle” by Philip K. Dick, an alternative history in which the Nazis defeated America to win World War II, is also selling well. A television series based on Mr. Dick’s novel is now in its second season at Amazon.”
Report from NY Times detailing increases in sales of Orwell’s 1984 related to 2016 U.S. Election and Kellyanne Conway ‘alternative facts’ comments.
- George Orwell’s ‘1984’ Is Suddenly a Best-Seller
- The New York Times
- January 25, 2017
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