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  • Published: 14 April 1997
  • ISBN: 9780451191137
  • Imprint: Signet
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $13.99

Anthem: Anniversary Edition



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 civilisation 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' – in which individuals have no name, no independence, and no 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 and 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 and a Reader's Guide to her writings and philosophy.

  • Published: 14 April 1997
  • ISBN: 9780451191137
  • Imprint: Signet
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $13.99

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Ayn Rand

A Life More Compelling Than Fiction' was the slogan of the 1997 Academy Award-nominated documentary Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life. The film poster describes Ayn Rand as 'The most original, uncompromising and controversial writer/philosopher of the twentieth century.' Born and raised in the mysticism and collectivism of Russia, she escaped to America in 1926 and became a champion of reason and individualism. To learn more about the woman who wrote inspiring, best-selling novels and created a new philosophy, choose from the related subjects to learn more.

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