Cover of: We | Evgeniĭ Ivanovich Zami︠a︡tin

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Wikipedia

We is set in the future. D-503, a spacecraft engineer, lives in the One State, an urban nation constructed almost entirely of glass, which assists mass surveillance. The structure of the state is Panopticon-like, and life is scientifically managed F. W. Taylor-style. People march in step with each other and are uniformed. There is no way of referring to people except by their given numbers. The society is run strictly by logic or reason as the primary justification for the laws or the construct of the society. The individual's behavior is based on logic by way of formulas and equations outlined by the One State.

We is a dystopian novel completed in 1921. It was written in response to the author's personal experiences with the Russian revolutions of 1905 and 1917, his life in the Newcastle suburb of Jesmond and work in the Tyne shipyards at nearby Wallsend during the First World War. It was at Tyneside that he observed the rationalization of labor on a large scale.

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxi, 232 p. ;
Number of pages
232

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL15196400M
Internet Archive
wezami00zami
ISBN 10
0380633132
LC Control Number
83090620
Library Thing
8527
Goodreads
530787
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