Anthem by Ayn Rand

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Anthem Read Online Free - 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."

Title : Anthem
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ISBN : 0452281253
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 105 pages


Irina rated it ★★★★☆

December 04, 2007

The book is about human identity and freedom, and how one can degrade under the chains of collectivism. A lot of reviews on this book, which are posted on this site, use the word “futuristic” events. I intentionally put the quotes around this word as I tend to totally disagree with the choice of t...

mark rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 29, 2016

a long day at work with a lot of that work left unfinished + happy hour drinks with colleagues, no they're more than that, with friends + I have to get around to reviewing a book by mutterfookin' AYN RAND of all things = DRUNK ЯEVIEW #? so I've been on a hiring spree lately, just hiring people left an...

Matthew rated it ★★★★★

October 21, 2017

I cannot believe I just realized now I did not have this book marked as read! I read this back in high school and loved it! For those thinking about trying Ayn Rand, this is a good intro book considering it is only a little over 100 pages and her other popular titles (mainly talking about Atlas Sh...

Pete rated it ★☆☆☆☆

November 08, 2007

Congrats, Aynnie! You've received my first single star rating! I read this in high school when I was reading a lot of dystopian future literature and thought it was by far the worst of the lot. Granted, if I'd read it when I was younger I might have liked it more, but saying that the even younger...

Zora rated it ★☆☆☆☆

May 21, 2007

The real tragedy of this book is that the billions of copies that have been printed could have been more appropriately used to build homes for people in third world countries. This book could not be more self indulgent if it came with a bottle of Absynthe and a membership to MENSA. Not only is it...

Kamyar rated it ★★★★★

March 25, 2007

Neither a science-fiction masterpiece, nor a futuristic predicament, ANTHEM is a personal reaction to the collectivist system, dominant in Soviet Union and its modernized colonies for more than seven decades. Assumed too much reactionary by leftist intellectuals for rather a long time, it depicts...

Conrad rated it ★☆☆☆☆

April 23, 2007

Definitely the only book by Ayn Rand I will ever need to read, unless I happen to be reincarnated as an asshole. When people start modeling their book covers after Mussolini-era Italian architecture, worry.

Jeffrey rated it ★☆☆☆☆

April 17, 2011

The baby version of Ayn Rand philosophy, heavy handed, unimaginative, and unfortunately assigned to my son for high school reading. I struggle with Ayn Rand because I agree with some of her points and I vehemently disagree with others. The point is that bad things happen when the left or the righ...

Danny rated it ★☆☆☆☆

August 16, 2008

Alright. If, for some reason, the values of individuality or independence are completely alien to you, you should read this book. Everyone else is better off skipping it. It has nothing else to offer and it's got a good chance of convincing that you're smarter or more enlightened than you actuall...

Daniel rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 04, 2013

Mocking, Childish Review The ending, with the Statue of Liberty emerging from the beach, was a nice twist. "You maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!" As it turns out, it was Earth all along. And, yes, for those keeping score at home, I do intend to use this exact same...

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