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Short Synopsis
Set in the twenty-sixth century A.D., this is a masterful new translation of Yevgeny Zamyatin's We, the archetype of modern dystopian fiction.

Full Synopsis
Set in the twenty-sixth century A.D., Yevgeny Zamyatin's masterpiece describes life under the regimented totalitarian society of OneState, ruled over by the all-powerful "Benefactor." Recognized as the inspiration for George Orwell's 1984, We is the archetype of the modern dystopia, or anti-Utopia: a great prose poem detailing the fate that might befall us all if we surrender our individual selves to some collective dream of technology and fail in the vigilance that is the price of freedom. Clarence Brown's brilliant translation is based on the corrected text of the novel, first published in Russia in 1988 after more than sixty years' suppression.

"One of the greatest novels of the twentieth century." ---Irving Howe

"[Zamyatin's] intuitive grasp of the irrational side of totalitarianism---human sacrifice, cruelty as an end in itself---makes [We] superior to Huxley's [Brave New World]." ---George Orwell

"The narration is really well done . . . We is a must read for those who love dystopians." ---Brian's Book Blog


Author Yevgeny Zamyatin

Narrated by Grover Gardner

Publication date Mar 28, 2011

Running time 7 hrs

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