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Anthem (1938) [Novel]
by Ayn Rand Rating: Weighted - 6.9 / Average - 6.9 of 10 (28 votes) (Rate!)
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Ayn Rand's Anthem is a short dystopic novel about a man who escapes a society from which all individuality has been squeezed. Its allegory is crudely transparent, and the ideas have lost their political urgency. (The book was published in 1938, a decade before Orwell's 1984.) But Anthem provides a good introduction to Rand's philosophy of “objectivism,” which is built on individuality, freedom, and reason. Paul Meier is an excellent choice for the novel's first-person narrator--he manages to maintain an urgency in his voice, pleading but never whining, mirroring the main character's struggle against his totalitarian world.

Original title: Anthem
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionPoliticalDystopia/Utopia

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Anthem (1938)
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Language: English

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Anthem (1999)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Plume (Penguin)
ISBN: 0452281253

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