A Run on Big Brother

A Run on Big Brother

News of the United States National Security Agency’s telephone record collecting and Internet mining have drawn comparisons to the “Big Brother” of George Orwell’s novel 1984 and driven sales of the dystopian classic like never before—original copies especially. AbeBooks has sold off two first editions of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, published in 1949 by British Secker and Warburg, for a combined $5,875.

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This article originally appeared on Zola Books.