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“Sales of Orwell’s ‘1984’ up over 6,000 percent”


“Sales of George Orwell’s ‘1984’ have jumped since news of the NSA’s surveillance programs broke.” Photo credit: Toby Melville / Reuters

“Could revelations about the U.S. governments massive surveillance program be sending people hunting for that classic novel about a nation under the oppressive rule of “Big Brother?”

Amazon has recorded a spike in sales of the George Orwell novel, 1984 in the wake of revelations about the National Security Agency’s data collection programs.

The centennial edition of the book ranked number 4 on the sellers movers and shakers list, as of Tuesday afternoon. Book sales increased by more than 6,000 within the last 24 hours, jumping to the 123rd spot on book sales overall, from it’s spot at 7,636 the previous day.

The book, originally published in 1948, centers on a rebellious effort against totalitarianism and was meant to serve as a futuristic look into a government with overreaching powers.

,” quoting Eun Kyung Kim, TODAY on NBC.
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