We (Hardcover)

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Often cited as the primary influence on George Orwell's 1984 (with famed occult writer Colin Wilson going so far as to say that he doubted Orwell's volume would have found publication in the United Kingdom had there been a decent English translation of this book available at the time), We is an innovative, passionately pro-democratic novel on its own terms. Both an imaginative exploration of human consciousness and a vehement argument against totalitarianism - the creeping of which was well underway at the time and place of its writing in the Soviet Union of the 1920's - We was almost impossibly ahead of its time, and - sadly - is all too timely, present day. Read and remember: there can be no final revolution!

— Jasper

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We is a dystopian novel by Russian writer Yevgeny Zamyatin, written 1920-1921. It was first published as an English translation by Gregory Zilboorg in 1924 by E. P. Dutton in New York, with the original Russian text first published in 1952. A few hundred years after the One State's conquest of the entire world, the spaceship Integral is being built to invade and conquer extra-terrestrial planets. Meanwhile, the project's chief engineer, D-503, begins a journal that he intends to be carried upon the completed spaceship. It was through his work with World Literature that Zamyatin discovered the science fiction of H. G. Wells.
Product Details
ISBN: 9789355845375
ISBN-10: 9355845375
Publisher: True Sign Publishing House
Publication Date: January 21st, 2023
Pages: 180
Language: English