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We A New Translation of the Classic Science Fiction Novel

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ISBN-10: 1478375035

ISBN-13: 9781478375036

Edition: N/A

Authors: Yevgeny Zamyatin, Alexander Glinka

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Before there was "1984" or "Brave New World," there was "We"--the dystopian Russian novel considered to be the godfather of all dystopia fiction."We" is set in the future. The novel is set in an urban nation constructed almost entirely of glass, which allows the secret police/spies to inform on and supervise the public more easily. Life is organized to promote maximum productive efficiency along the lines of the system advocated by the hugely influential F.W. Taylor. People march in step with each other and wear identical clothing. There is no way of referring to people save by their given numbers. Males have odd numbers prefixed by consonants, females have even numbers prefixed by vowels.…    
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Book details

List price: $6.99
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 8/5/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.31" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Zamyatin studied at the Polytechnic Institute in St. Petersburg and became a professional naval engineer. His first story appeared in 1908, and he became serious about writing in 1913, when his short novel A Provincial Tale (1913) was favorably received. He became part of the neorealist group, which included Remizov and Prishvin. During World War I, he supervised the construction of icebreakers in England for the Russian government. After his return home, he published two satiric works about English life, "The Islanders" (1918) and "The Fisher of Men" (1922). During the civil war and the early 1920s, Zamyatin published theoretical essays as well as fiction. He played a central role in many…