We

Yevgeny Zamyatin (1884 - 1937)
Translated by Gregory Zilboorg (1890 - 1959)

We is considered to be one of the first dystopian novels and the inspiration for later novels in the genre such as George Orwell's 1984 and Aldus Huxley's Brave New World. The story takes place in a future totalitarian world where conformity is good and individuality bad. It is written from the perspective of one of the members of this society who sees all he knows and loves falling apart due to others' quest for freedom of thought and action. This book addresses the perpetual conflict between between independent individualism and mob mentality. This work, by Russian author Yevgeny Zamyatin has the distinction of being the first book banned by the Soviet Union.

Genre(s): Science Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Forword mleigh
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Play 01 An Announcement—The Wisest of Lines—A Poem mleigh
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Play 02 Ballet—Square Harmony—X mleigh
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Play 03 A Coat—A Wall—The Tables mleigh
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Play 04 The Wild Man with the Barometer—Epilepsy—If mleigh
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Play 05 The Square—The Rulers of the World—An Agreeable and Useful Function mleigh
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Play 06 An Accident—The Cursed "It's Clear"—Twenty-Four Hours mleigh
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Play 07 An Eyelash—Taylor—Henbane and Lily of the Valley mleigh
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Play 08 An Irrational Root—R-13—The Triangle mleigh
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Play 09 Liturgy—Iambus—The Cast-Iron Hand mleigh
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Play 10 A Letter—A Membrane—Hairy I mleigh
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Play 11 No, I Can't; Let It Be without Headings! mleigh
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Play 12 The Delimitation of the Infinite—Angel—Meditations on Poetry mleigh
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Play 13 Fog—Thou—A Decidedly Absurd Adventure mleigh
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Play 14 "Mine"—Impossible—A Cold Floor mleigh
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Play 15 The Bell—The Mirror-Like Sea—I am to Burn Eternally mleigh
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Play 16 Yellow—A Two-Dimensional Shadow—An Incurable Soul mleigh
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Play 17 Through Glass—I Died—The Corridor mleigh
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Play 18 Logical Debris—Wounds and Plaster—Never Again mleigh
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Play 19 The Infinitesimal of the Third Order—From Under the Forehead— Over the Railing mleigh
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Play 20 Discharge—The Material of an Idea—The Zero Rock mleigh
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Play 21 The Duty of an Author—The Ice-Swells—The Most Difficult Love mleigh
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Play 22 The Benumbed Waves—Everything is Improving—I Am a Microbe mleigh
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Play 23 Flowers—The Dissolution of a Crystal—If Only (?) mleigh
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Play 24 The Limit of the Function—Easter—To Cross Out Everything mleigh
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Play 25 The Descent from Heaven—The Greatest Catastrophe in History—The Known—Is Ended mleigh
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Play 26 The World Does Exist—Rash—Forty-One Degrees Centigrade mleigh
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Play 27 No Headings, It is Impossible mleigh
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Play 28 Both of Them—Entropy and Energy—The Opaque Part of the Body mleigh
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Play 29 Threads of the Face—Sprouts—An Unnatural Compresssion mleigh
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Play 30 The Last Number—Galileo's Mistake—Would It Not Be Better mleigh
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Play 31 The Great Operation—I Forgave Everything—The Collision of Trains mleigh
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Play 32 I Do Not Believe—Tractors—A Little Human Splinter mleigh
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Play 33 This without a Synopsis, Hastily, the Last mleigh
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Play 34 The Forgiven Ones—A Sunny Night—A Radio-Walkyrie mleigh
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Play 35 In a Ring—A Carrot—A Murder mleigh
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Play 36 Empty Pages—The Christian God—About My Mother mleigh
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Play 37 Infusorian—Doomsday—Her Room mleigh
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Play 38 I Don’t Know What Title—Perhaps the Whole Synopsis May Be Called a Cast-off Cigarette-butt mleigh
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Play 39 The End mleigh
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Play 40 Facts—The Bell—I am Certain mleigh
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