Orwell's 1984 rockets straight to the top of US book chart

Orwell's 1984 rockets straight to the top of US book chart

George Orwell’s 1984 (Signet) has rocketed straight to the top of the US chart, in a somewhat turbulent week for the Land of the Free. The edition, published in 1950, sold 25,884 copies—a 479% increase on the previous seven day period and is now overall number one in the US book chart.

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