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by Zamyatin, Yevgeny, Shayevich, Bela, Atwood, Margaret, Guin, Ursula K. Le, Orwell, George | Fiction & related items
Paperback | 304 pages, No

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by Zamyatin, Yevgeny, Shayevich, Bela, Atwood, Margaret, Guin, Ursula K. Le, Orwell, George | Fiction & related items
Published 07/10/2021 by CANONGATE BOOKS LTD (Canongate Canons) in the United Kingdom as part of the Canons series
Paperback | 304 pages, No

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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