Published 8 months ago

George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel, 1984, has suddenly surged to the very top of the Amazon’s bestseller list. Though first published in 1949, it’s back with a vengeance. And George only has the new administration to thank.

We’ll have more on Orwell’s 1984 tomorrow. In the meantime, enjoy some great 1984 picks from our archive below:

Hear the Very First Adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984 in a Radio Play Starring David Niven (1949)

George Orwell Explains in a Revealing 1944 Letter Why He’d Write 1984

A Complete Reading of George Orwell’s 1984: Aired on Pacifica Radio, 1975

Huxley to Orwell: My Hellish Vision of the Future is Better Than Yours (1949)

George Orwell’s Harrowing Race to Finish 1984 Before His Death

Note: You can download Orwell’s 1984 as a free audiobook (or two other books of your choice) if you sign up for Audible.com’s free trial program. Learn more about Audible’s free trial program here.

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1984 By George Orwell

 

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