We the Living (75th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
The 75th anniversary of Ayn Rand's powerful and passionate first novel. In this tensely dramatic story, Ayn Rand shows what the theories of Communism mean in practice. We the Living is not a story of politics, but of the men and women who have to struggle for existence behind the Red banners and... show more
The 75th anniversary of Ayn Rand's powerful and passionate first novel. In this tensely dramatic story, Ayn Rand shows what the theories of Communism mean in practice. We the Living is not a story of politics, but of the men and women who have to struggle for existence behind the Red banners and slogans. It is a picture of what dictatorship-of any kind-does to human beings. What happens to the defiant ones? What happens to those who succumb? Who are the winners in this conflict? Against a vivid panorama of political revolution and personal revolt, Ayn Rand offers an answer that challenges the modern conscience.
Publish date: June 28th 2011
Publisher: NAL Trade
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
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I loved the writing in this book, and even though I didn't agree with so much of what the main characters did, I was still intrigued by them and wanted to get to know them. I found myself thinking about them when I wasn't reading, as though they were real people. Granted, I can't understand Kira's...
Ayn Rand's ideas are so controversial and notorious I think it's hard for many to evaluate her novels fairly. I am an admirer, even if not an uncritical one, and think if you read only one novel of hers, it probably should be Atlas Shrugged--that's the book that best represents her philosophy if you...
If you liked Ayn Rand's other books, you'd like this one too. If you like her politics and enjoy her writing, then this is a must-read because it's practically an autobiography. If none of the above applies, then this would be an unpleasant experience. More palatable than Atlas Shrugged and much...
I was told I have to read her works chronologically (as in from which book she wrote first) to see how her philosophical and political views developed throughout her writing career so I read this book first. While this is not as popular as Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged (which I haven't read as of ...
Os voy a recomendar unos de esos libros maravillosos, inolvidables, imborrables, con uno de los amores más puros, más sacrificados, más devotos y más condenados que he leído. Uno de esos libros en los que no sabes si llorar por haberlo leído o por no haberlo leído antes. Una de esas historias que me...