We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

In this dystopian novel, the story is set in the future, where the protagonist, a mathematician, lives in a highly regulated society where citizens are known by numbers, not names, and every action is dictated by the state. Individuality and freedom are suppressed, and even the concept of love is replaced by regulated sexual liaisons. The mathematician begins to question the infallibility of the state after meeting a rebellious woman, leading to a series of events that challenge the very foundations of his world.

The 407th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 787

Since this book was first published in 1921, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 787.0.

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