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Anthem - Ayn Rand
Anthem
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Anthem has long been hailed as one of Ayn Rand's classic novels, and a clear predecessor to her later masterpieces, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. In Anthem, Rand examines a frightening future in which individuals have no name, no independence, and no values. Equality 7-2521 lives in the... show more
Anthem has long been hailed as one of Ayn Rand's classic novels, and a clear predecessor to her later masterpieces, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. In Anthem, Rand examines a frightening future in which individuals have no name, no independence, and no values. Equality 7-2521 lives in the dark ages of the future where all decisions are made by committee, all people live in collectives, and all traces of individualism have been wiped out. Despite such a restrictive environment, the spark of individual thought and freedom still burns in him--a passion which he has been taught to call sinful. In a purely egalitarian world, Equality 7-2521 dares to stand apart from the herd--to think and choose for himself, to discover electricity, and to love the woman of his choice. Now he has been marked for death for committing the ultimate sin. In a world where the great "we" reign supreme, he has rediscovered the lost and holy word--"I."
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780452281257 (0452281253)
Publisher: Plume
Pages no: 105
Edition language: English
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Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
5.0 Prescient! It was written eight decades ago!
This novella takes place sometime in the far distant future in a totally controlled society and it will surely make you stop and think long after you turn the final page. It is about a dystopian society, yet I wonder if it is not really about what some would consider a utopian society. Everything is...
Precious books
Precious books rated it
2.0 Anthem
I didn't really find this enjoyable, but that's probably just me.
Edward
Edward rated it
2.0 Anthem
IntroductionNotesAuthor's Foreword--Anthem
Read With ME (207)
Read With ME (207) rated it
5.0 Anthem
Absolutely profoundThis book was beautiful, thought provoking and so profound. Highly recommended! I was a little skeptical at first but once I picked it up and began reading I didn't put it down until finished (granted it's only 89 pages, but still).
Nithou's Readings
Nithou's Readings rated it
3.0 Anthem
Un futur dystopique intéressant, dans la même veine que Atlas Shrugged, où tout individualisme a été effacé au profit de la seule communauté et où toute différence supérieure est pourchassée pour le bien de tous. Malheureusement le héros sonne creux, découvrant des choses beaucoup plus facilement, d...
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