We Summary

Before there was "1984" or "Brave New World," there was "We"--the dystopian Russian novel considered to be the godfather of all dystopia fiction.

"We" is set in the future. The novel is set in an urban nation constructed almost entirely of glass, which allows the secret police/spies to inform on and supervise the public more easily. Life is organized to promote maximum productive efficiency along the lines of the system advocated by the hugely influential F.W. Taylor. People march in step with each other and wear identical clothing. There is no way of referring to people save by their given numbers. Males have odd numbers prefixed by consonants, females have even numbers prefixed by vowels. Everything is fine until a mathematician named D-503 decides that he is no longer going to conform.

This modern translation of Yevgeny Zamyatin book introduces the classic novel to a brand new audience. It is translated from the original manuscript dated 1920 / 1921--not the 1952 version, which has been more commonly used for modern translation.

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Fix editing errors!1 star

Third different edition of We I've purchased for my iPad. All three--from different publishers--have significant punctuation and transcriptions errors that make the reading experience miserable. Do your job editors!15

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