Ayn Rand's Anthem, Expanded 50th Anniversary Edition PDF

By Ayn Rand

ISBN-10: 0452281253

ISBN-13: 9780452281257

On hand for the 1st time in exchange paperback--this provocative e-book is "an anthem sung in compliment of man's ego"--from the mythical writer Ayn RandAnthem has lengthy been hailed as one in every of Ayn Rand's vintage novels, and a transparent predecessor to her later masterpieces, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. In Anthem, Rand examines a daunting destiny during which contributors don't have any identify, no independence, and no values. Equality 7-2521 lives in the dead of night a long time of the long run the place all judgements are made via committee, every person reside in collectives, and all strains of individualism were burnt up. regardless of the sort of restrictive setting, the spark of person notion and freedom nonetheless burns in him--a ardour which he has been taught to name sinful. In a in basic terms egalitarian international, Equality 7-2521 dares to face except the herd--to imagine and select for himself, to find electrical energy, and to like the girl of his selection. Now he has been marked for dying for committing the last word sin. In an international the place the good "we" reign best, he has rediscovered the misplaced and holy word--"I."

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Only we do not know why such thought came to us, for these ugly matters bear no relation to us and the Golden One. What relation can they bear? Still, without reason, as we stood there by the hedge, we felt our lips drawn tight with hatred, a sudden hatred for all our brother men. And the Golden One saw it and smiled slowly, and there was in their smile the first sadness we had seen in them. We think that in the wisdom of women the Golden One had understood more than we can understand. Then three of the sisters in the field appeared, coming toward the road, so the Golden One walked away from us.

And there they study for many years, so that they may become candidates and be elected to the City Council and the State Council and the World Council--by a free and general vote of all men. But we wished not to be a Leader, even though it is a great honor. We wished to be a Scholar. " We walked to the dais, and our legs did not tremble, and we looked up at the Council. There were five members of the Council, three of the male gender and two of the female. Their hair was white and their faces were cracked as the clay of a dry river bed.

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