The Dispossessed

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Avon, 1975 - Anarchism - 311 pages
The story of Shevek, a brilliant physicist who single-handedly attempts to re-unite two planets cut off from each other by centuries of distrust. Anarres, Shevek's homeland, is a bleak moon and he risks everything in a courageous visit to Urras, the mother planet.

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User Review  - wishanem - LibraryThing

This is the story of a scientist from a very poor anarchist society who spends some time visiting a totalitarian capitalist oligarchy. There is some subtlety and depth to the society that the ... Read full review

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User Review  - RajivC - LibraryThing

People fear original thinkers. If there is one thing that I will take away from the book, it is this lesson. “The Dispossessed” is a strange book, and probably deserves a second reading. You can read ... Read full review

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