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Anthem (Signet)

Rand, Ayn

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ISBN 10: 0451127374 / ISBN 13: 9780451127372
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Title: Anthem (Signet)

Publisher: Signet


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Equally reviled and loved in a surprising polarization of opinion, the world-renowned American political philosophy writer Ayn Rand's controversial dystopian novella paints one of the grimmest imaginable futures in a world engaged in total war against the individual. Equality 7-2521 was born with a curse, the desire to think and to question; and if that was not bad enough in the cold, collectivist brotherhood of the City, he had a gift for math and science, and lived in the transgression of seeing himself as other than We. Robbed of his dream to be a Scholar by the Council of Vocations, who are only too eager to crush the seed of individuality out of Equality 7-2521, they assigned him to the profession of Street Sweeper to toil in the silent suffering for the common good. Tiring quickly of his mundane existence far below his talents, his curiosity takes over his better judgement; and while this curiosity leads him to find love, lost science, and self-determination, it costs him everything he knows. Escaping only with his life, his love, and his simple discovery, he builds a new life for himself as an individual beyond the control of the City in the Uncharted Forest, where he uncovers the greatest of all truths once lost in time: the Ego.

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In this classic novel that anticipates her later masterpieces, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, Ayn 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, all traces of individualism have been wiped out. But the spark of individual thought and freedom still burns in Equality 7-2521, a passion which he has been taught to call sinful. In a purely egalitarian world, he dares to stand forth 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".

This provocative book is an anthem sung in praise of man's ego.

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