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Anthem
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Anthem

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Author: Ayn Rand
Publisher: Wildside Press, 2012
Penguin Books, 2008
Signet, 1961
Cassell & Company, Ltd, 1953
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Book Type: Novella
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: Dystopia
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Synopsis

Anthem is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand, written in 1937 and first published in 1938 in England.

It takes place at some unspecified future date when mankind has entered another dark age characterized by irrationality, collectivism, and socialistic thinking and economics. Technological advancement is now carefully planned (when it is allowed to occur at all) and the concept of individuality has been eliminated.


Excerpt

We have broken the laws. The laws say that men may not write unless the Council of Vocations bid them so. May we be forgiven! But this is not the only sin upon us. We have committed a greater crime, and for this crime there is no name. What punishment awaits us if it be discovered we know not, for no such crime has come in the memory of men and there are no laws to provide for it. Our name is Equality 7-2521...

Copyright © 1953 by Ayn Rand


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