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Hailed by The New York Times as "a compelling dystopian look at paranoia from one of the most unique and perceptive writers of our time," this brief, captivating novel offers a cautionary tale. The story unfolds within a society in which all traces of individualism have been eliminated from every aspect of life—use of the word "I" is a capital offense. The hero, a rebel who discovers that man's greatest moral duty is the pursuit of his own happiness, embodies the values the author embraced in her personal philosophy of objectivism: reason, ethics, volition, and individualism.
Anthem anticipates the themes Ayn Rand explored in her later masterpieces, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. Publisher's Weekly acclaimed it as "a diamond in the rough, often dwarfed by the superstar company it keeps with the author's more popular work, but every bit as gripping, daring, and powerful."
Dover (2013) republication of the edition published by Pamphleteers, Inc., Los Angeles, 1946.
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Equality 7-2521 who speaks of himself in the first person plural makes a few discoveries that lead him to rethink the nature and purpose of man. Read morePublished 9 months ago by bernie
Equality 7-2521 who speaks of himself in the first person plural makes a few discoveries that lead him to rethink the nature and purpose of man. Read morePublished 14 months ago by bernie
I enjoy reading dystopian novels. I thought this novella was very good and with only 56 pages was short and a fast read.Published on Jan. 28 2011 by Kristen Heckman
Be positively uplifted by the power, glory and beauty in this fantasic book written by Ayn Rand.
In the society of today, man is treaten like a slave more and more everyday. Read more
The story may not have impacted me as much because I have read Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead but it makes for an interesting introduction into Rand's thoughts about extreme... Read morePublished on June 7 2004 by Carlos Almendarez
This is far and away the worst book that I've read cover-to-cover in my life. It purports to demonstrate the "logical outcome" of collectivism, and fails miserably at... Read morePublished on May 1 2004 by Alan Ward
I'm not an Objectivist by any means, mainly because I'm a Christian, which puts me completely at odds with one of Objectivism's six major tenets. Read morePublished on April 6 2004