Anthem Cover


By Ayn Rand; Leonard Peikoff (Introduction by)

Signet Book, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780451191137, 253pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 1996

Ayn Rand's classic tale of a dystopian future of the great We a world that deprives individuals of a name or independence that anticipates her later masterpieces, The FountainheadandAtlas Shrugged.
He lived in the dark ages of the future. In a loveless world, he dared to fall in love. In an age that had lost all trace of science and civilization, he had the courage to seek and find knowledge. But these were not the crimes for which he would be hunted. He was marked for death because he had committed the unpardonable sin: standing out from the mindless human herd.
This seventy-fifth anniversary edition of Anthem, celebrating the controversial and enduring legacy of its author, features an introduction by Rand's literary executor, Leonard Piekoff, which includes excerpts from documents by Ayn Rand letters, interviews, and journal notes in which she discusses Anthem. This volume also includes a complete reproduction of the original British edition with Ayn Rand's handwritten editorial changes and a Reader's Guide to her writings and philosophy.

About the Author
Every book byAyn Randpublished in her lifetime is still in print, and hundreds of thousands of copies are sold each year, so far totalling more than twenty million. Several new volumes have been published posthumously. Her vision of man and her philosophy for living on earth have changed the lives of thousands of readers and launched a philosophic movement with a growing impact on American culture. "