We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

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We Read Online Free - WE tells the story of the minutely organized United State, where all citizens are not individuals but only he-Numbers and she-Numbers existing in identical glass apartments with every action regulated by the "Table of Hours." It is a community dedicated to the proposition that freedom and happiness are incompatible; that most men believe their freedom to be more than a fair exchange for a high level of materialistic happiness.

WE is recognized as the inspiration for George Orwell's famous 1984, and wasn't published in Russia until 1988 due to official censorship. It is generally regarded as a classic Utopian novel and an historic landmark in Soviet literature.

Title : We
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ISBN : 0140185852
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 225 pages


Forrest rated it ★★★★★

February 21, 2015

George Orwell, you poser. You punk. You . . . thief! I heard that you had read this before writing 1984. But I didn't expect Zamyatin's writing to be so superior to yours. And it is. It is so much more intriguing than your sterile work. D-503 is so much the better character than Winston. And you...

Nataliya rated it ★★★★★

March 09, 2014

It's been a decade since I first read Zamyatin's masterpiece, and even though this book remains unchanged for almost a century now, the person who read it is not. A decade later, I'm a very different person, no longer the wide-eyed undergraduate who thought she had the world all figured out. Phys...

Bill rated it ★★★★☆

February 12, 2018

Let’s play “Guess That Groundbreaking Novel”! Question: A party functionary who is recording his experiences in a journal lives in a future fascist society which maintains its solidarity by compulsory attendance at public events dominated by a remote, all-powerful leader. He meets a woman, a secr...

Lyn rated it ★★★☆☆

October 16, 2017

We by Yevgeny Zamyatin is a must read for fans and students of the Dystopian genre. Published in 1920, before Brave New World and well before 1984 (which could even be considered a second generation 1984 as Orwell began his seminal work after reading a French translation of We) Zamyatin’s vision...

Lisa rated it ★★★★★

August 04, 2017

The prototype of dystopian fiction - a vivisection of monolithic faith and cruelty in the name of “We”! Dystopian science fiction never analyses the future, even though it is the supposed topic of the novel. It looks at the past, and follows the road that humanity has already embarked on, to its l...

Issa rated it ★★★★☆

April 19, 2018

هل يمكن ان نصل الى زمن يكون مرضك "النفس" ان تصبح تشعر بالجمال والحب والطبيعة وتتخلى عن المدينة الواحدة والذي يقودها المحسن وبعد ان تتحول الى مجرد رقم في هذه الدولة. فالبشر كالآلات يتحركون بانتظام ويتوقفون عندا لطلب ويتحركون بالشارع بوقت واحد وبلباس واحد ويستخدمون نفس المواصلات ويهتفون لنفس المحسن...

Ariel rated it ★★★★☆

October 17, 2014

Thoughts: - If it was utterly up to me, I'd actually think about classing this more as a "utopia" rather than a "dystopia" understanding that they're ultimately the same thing. - Living in glass houses is the most terrifying part of this novel. - I-330 is basically a manic pixie dream girl. - The com...

Fabian rated it ★★★★☆

September 17, 2017

Sci-fi's in my top three least favorite fiction genres! However, this one is thankfully not Brave New World, has traces of madness and poetry both, and possesses the Waltmanesque quality of being organic, though the theme of Dystopian Machinery should be inevitably super-structured. The protagoni...

William1 rated it ★★★☆☆

August 01, 2016

Zamyatin's theme here is the impossibility of being fully human in totalitarian society. His future is not technologically superior. It contains little of what we'd call high-tech. This is still very much the age of steam. The story seems both forward-looking and dated, almost paradoxically so. T...

Henry rated it ★★★★☆

June 15, 2014

A city of glass, 1,000 years in the future, domed, with a green wall, to keep out all the undesirable, primitive life forms. Animal, human, vegetable or insect...A clean and sparkling place, for its millions of citizens, everything and everyone, has a schedule, the perfect "One State". No privacy...

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