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Amazon has sold out of 1984

George Orwell's dystopian vision of the future, 1984, has sold out on Amazon after sales skyrocketed during Donald Trump's first week as president. The 68-year-old novel bumped up the bestseller chart throughout the week, finally reaching #1, with the book's publisher, Penguin, rushing to print more copies.

"We put through a 75,000 copy reprint this week. That is a substantial reprint and larger than our typical reprint for 1984," a Penguin spokesman told CNN Money earlier this week.

1984 is not the only classic dystopian novel to have seen a surge in popularity. Sinclair Lewis' It Can't Happen Here and Aldous Huxley's Brave New World have also climbed in the charts.

If you absolutely must get your hands on 1984 right now, it is available on Kindle, or perhaps at your local bookstore.