Anthem

Anthem. Ayn Rand.
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"A future dystopia so saturated in collectivism that the word 'I' has disappeared from the language"
Anthem

Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1953. First Thus. First American Hardcover Printing. A Very Good copy in like dust jacket. A previous owner has annotated sections of the text and dust jacket with his or her personal feelings about the author. "Poetess of evil, shame on you!" (It goes on...)

"In the summer of 1937, Rand took a break from working on The Fountainhead to write the novelette Anthem, a short, highly stylized tale of a future dystopia so saturated in collectivism that the word 'I' has disappeared from the language...Anthem is Rand's 'hymn to man's ego.' It is the story of one man's rebellion against a totalitarian society. Equality 7-2521 is a young man who yearns to understand 'the Science of Things,' but he lives in a bleak, dystopian future where independent thought is a crime, and where science and technology have regressed to primitive levels...In pursuit of knowledge, Equality 7-2521 struggles to answer the questions that burn within him -- questions that ultimately lead him to uncover the mystery behind his society's downfall and to find the key to a future of freedom and progress" (Rand Institute).
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. (Item #4780)

Price: $250