Sales of Orwell's1984 Surging

Now one of Amazon's "movers and shakers"


The unfolding story of the National Security Agency's surveillance program has catapulted privacy rights back into public discussion, as well as sales of the classic 1949 dystopian novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. The book had jumped in sales 292% as of 6:30p.m. ET Tuesday, making Amazon's "Movers and Shakers" list and ranking no. 209 versus no. 821 a day ago.