We

We

eBook - 1993
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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY WILL SELF

The citizens of the One State live in a condition of 'mathematically infallible happiness'. D-503 decides to keep a diary of his days working for the collective good in this clean, blue city state where nature, privacy and individual liberty have been eradicated. But over the course of his journal D-503 suddenly finds himself caught up in unthinkable and illegal activities - love and rebellion.

Banned on its publication in Russia in1921, We is the first modern dystopian novel and a satire on state control that has once again become chillingly relevant.

Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :, Penguin Books,, 1993.
ISBN: 9781409017912
Characteristics: text file,rda
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the first great dystopia? or was that Sir Thomas More's.

redban Jun 27, 2016

Along with Jack London's "The Iron Heel", this book was the template for the satirical dystonia novels genre of later decades (Huxley's "Brave New World", Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four").

morrisonist Jul 23, 2015

This is Russian 1984

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patrickbad
Jul 18, 2015

This is the book that inspired Orwell. Very groundbreaking for when it was written, a literary omen of sorts.

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KDancy
May 14, 2015

Quite an interesting read, i like the concept laid forward by the author. Though i did find myself confused a little bit about the imagery described, such as the green wall, and the building from the past. Not too mention that the whole concept of everyone observing everyone else is a bit undefined.

Non the less the story if quite well paced and proffers interesting ethical and philosophical conundrums well worth your thought. Definitely a recommended read especially for those who appreciate dystopic type novels.

_humanerror Oct 10, 2011

great book, confusing but was an amazing read.

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