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Anthem by Ayn Rand
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Anthem

by Ayn Rand

Other authors: Leonard Peikoff

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    1984 by George Orwell (MMSequeira)
    MMSequeira: Both 1984 and Anthem we're inspired by Zamyatin's We. Both are worth reading, as cautionary tales.
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    Essays on Ayn Rand's Anthem by Robert Mayhew (mcaution)
    mcaution: Gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of Rand's novella through this unique collection of scholarly criticism.
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    We by Yevgeny Zamyatin (myshelves)
    myshelves: Classic dystopian novel.
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    Progress by Charles Stampul (Anonymous user)
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    The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (coolsnak3)
    coolsnak3: more dystopia for you. :)
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    Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (TaylorReynolds)
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    The Giver by Lois Lowry (kxlly)
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    Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (Unionhawk)
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An astute example of a dystopian. Although I cannot say I understand fully Ayn Rand's philosophy aside from the concept of the id or what is more commonly known as ego. Some may find they get more out of Rand's work if they fully understand the authors views, but I find no one completely understands an author and therefore such understanding is not necessary for this story.
  mitzee333 | Oct 5, 2018 |
This was a fairly thin dystopian novel. Not much was said here that you couldn't read in something like "We" or "1984." Rand's tone was fairly didactic, but that isn't surprising given Rand's reputation. Overall, I give it 3 out of 5 stars because I did enjoy it, but I felt that more could have been done with it. ( )
  Borrows-N-Wants | Sep 22, 2018 |
Hmm... chapter four and I don't know what it is about! What does that mean? ( )
  ksmedberg | Aug 15, 2018 |
This book gives me an Unapologetic feeling about being myself. The true meaning of ego and greater sense of freedom.
"I am, I think, I will." ( )
  deepa_nanjundaswamy | Aug 3, 2018 |
This book gives me an Unapologetic feeling about being myself. The true meaning of ego and greater sense of freedom.
"I am, I think, I will." ( )
  deepahn | Aug 3, 2018 |
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It is a sin to write this. It is a sin to think words no others think and to put them down upon a paper no others are to see. It is base and evil. It is as if we were speaking alone to no ears but our own. And we know well that there is no transgression blacker than to do or think alone. 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!
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This, my body and spirit, this is the end of the quest.
Rather would we be damned with you than blessed with all our brothers.
The fortunes of my spirit are not to be made into coins of brass and be flung into the wind as alms for the poor of spirit.
I understood that centuries of chains and lashes will not kill the spirit of man nor the sense of truth within him.
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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.… (more)

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Penguin Australia

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Editions: 0451191137, 0141189614

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