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Seventy years after its publication, George Orwell's classic dystopian novel "1984" continues to fascinate readers, in particular youngsters growing up in a social media-dominated age of increasing angst.Over the seven decades since its publication, "1984" has remained omnipresent on the social landscape, and even seen periodic spikes in sales.In Britain, sales that year increased by an eye-popping 165 percent, publisher Penguin Books told AFP.When students first open the book, Callanan said they "immediately recognize things like 'double-think' and the 'thought police'.Callanan tells his pupils Orwell is "the granddaddy" of these contemporary works.
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