Sales of '1984' on Amazon.com skyrocketed more than 5,800% as of Tuesday night.Submitted by go213mph on Wed, 06/12/2013 - 09:09
The revelations about government surveillance have introduced a new generation of readers to Nineteen Eighty-Four, as sales of George Orwell’s dystopian classic soar.
Sales of the "centennial edition" on Amazon.com had skyrocketed more than 5,800% as of Tuesday night. The novel that introduced the world to the all-seeing, all-knowing "Big Brother" had climbed from No. 7,397 to No. 125 on Amazon's best-seller list, the fifth-best performance.