Sales of George Orwell’s 1984 Increase After News of NSA Surveillance – ABC News



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“Sales of “1984,” George Orwell’s 1949 classic novel about the oppressiveness of government overreach and life in a world where there is no place to escape the watchful eye of Big Brother, have risen more than 3,000 percent on Amazon since the country learned of the U.S. government surveillance programs.

As of noon today, the book was number 5 on the “movers and shakers list,” which represent the biggest gains in sales over the past 24 hours. The book’s sales rank had jumped to 194, from 6,750 Monday.”


ABC News report on an increase in 1984 book sales after news reports of mass NSA surveillance programs in the U.S. that seem reminiscent of the book’s plot.


  • Alana Abramson


  • Sales of Orwell’s ‘1984’ Increase as Details of NSA Scandal Emerge


  • ABC News


  • June 11, 2013


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