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FORMAT: Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9781838852368
RRP: £8.99
PAGES: 304
PUBLICATION DATE: October 7, 2021

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By (author) Yevgeny Zamyatin; Translated by Bela Shayevich; Introduction by Margaret Atwood; Contributions by Ursula K. Le Guin; Contributions by George Orwell

The One State is the perfect society, ruled over by the enlightened Benefactor. It is a city made almost entirely of glass, where surveillance is universal and life runs according to algorithmic rules to ensure perfect happiness. And D-503, the Builder, is the ideal citizen, at least until he meets I-330, who opens his eyes to new ideas of love, sex and freedom.A foundational work of dystopian fiction, inspiration for both Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and Huxley’s Brave New World, WE is a book of radical imaginings – of control and rebellion, surveillance and power, machine intelligence and human inventiveness, sexuality and desire. In this brilliant new translation, it is both a warning and a hope for a better world.

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