January 30, 2005
January 30, 2005
He lived in the Dark Ages of the future. In a loveless world he dared to love the woman of his choice. In an age that had lost all trace of science and civilization, he had the courage to seek and find knowledge. But these were not the crimes for which he would be hunted. He was marked for death because he had committed the unpardonable sin: He had stood forth from the mindless human herd. He was a man alone. Ayn Rand's classic tale of a future Dark Age of the great "we" - a world that deprives individuals of name, independence, and values - anticipates her later masterpieces, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.
This centennial edition of Anthem, celebrating the controversial and enduring legacy of its author, features an introduction by Rand's literary executor, Leonard Peikoff, which includes excerpts from documents by Ayn Rand - letters, interviews, and journal notes in which she discusses Anthem. This volume also includes a complete reproduction of the original British edition with Ayn Rand's handwritten editorial changes.
A novel about a man who lives in the dark ages of the future, in a loveless world where it takes courage to love the woman of his choice and pursue knowledge. Writing in opposition to the collectivist sentiments of modern times, Rand sought to illustrate the threats to human liberty inherent in social notions of altruism and charity, and in ANTHEM she creates a picture of an entire world sunk into barbarism through a misplaced sense of social obligation.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes, Science Fiction + Fantasy
Sub-Genre: Science Fiction + Fantasy
- Genre: Science Fiction + Fantasy, Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: Science Fiction + Fantasy
- Publisher: New Amer Library
- Pages: 253
- Edition: Reissue
- Language: English
- Release Date: January 30, 2005
- Author: Ayn Rand
- Online Item #: 11459555
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-2061
- ISBN: 9780452286351
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported