We

Mass Market Paperback | August 1, 1983

byYevgeny Zamyatin

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Before Brave New World...
Before 1984...There was...

WE

In the One State of the great Benefactor, there are no individuals, only numbers. Life is an ongoing process of mathematical precision, a perfectly balanced equation. Primitive passions and instincts have been subdued. Even nature has been defeated, banished behind the Green Wall. But one frontier remains: outer space. Now, with the creation of the spaceship Integral, that frontier -- and whatever alien species are to be found there -- will be subjugated to the beneficent yoke of reason.

One number, D-503, chief architect of the Integral, decides to record his thoughts in the final days before the launch for the benefit of less advanced societies. But a chance meeting with the beautiful 1-330 results in an unexpected discovery that threatens everything D-503 believes about himself and the One State. The discovery -- or rediscovery -- of inner space...and that disease the ancients called the soul.

A page-turning SF adventure, a masterpiece of wit and black humor that accurately predicted the horrors of Stalinism, We is the classic dystopian novel. Its message of hope and warning is as timely at the end of the twentieth century as it was at the beginning.

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People are identifiable only by their numbers in the One State of the Great Benefactor. D-503 is the chief architect of a spaceship designed to search out alien life. But then he meets I-330 merely by chance and starts to discover a new emotion. It threatens to destroy everything D-503 believes in. Could it be love? Critics and fans ha...

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Before Brave New World... Before 1984...There was...WEIn the One State of the great Benefactor, there are no individuals, only numbers. Life is an ongoing process of mathematical precision, a perfectly balanced equation. Primitive passions and instincts have been subdued. Even nature has been defeated, banished behind the Green Wall. B...

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Before Brave New World... Before 1984... There was WeIn the One State of the great Benefactor, there are no individuals, only numbers. Life is an ongoing process of mathematical precision, a perfectly balanced equation. Primitive passions and instincts have been subdued. Even nature has been defeated, banished behind the Green Wall. Bu...

"As the first major anti-utopian fantasy . . . We has its own peculiar wryness and grace, sharper than the pamphleteering of 1984 or thephilosophical scheme of Brave New World, its celebrated descendants." (Kirkus Reviews)

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.64 inPublished:August 1, 1983Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0380633132

ISBN - 13:9780380633135

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People are identifiable only by their numbers in the One State of the Great Benefactor. D-503 is the chief architect of a spaceship designed to search out alien life. But then he meets I-330 merely by chance and starts to discover a new emotion. It threatens to destroy everything D-503 believes in. Could it be love? Critics and fans have called We one of the most influential novels of our time.

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"As the first major anti-utopian fantasy . . . We has its own peculiar wryness and grace, sharper than the pamphleteering of 1984 or thephilosophical scheme of Brave New World, its celebrated descendants." (Kirkus Reviews)