Anthem (Centennial Edition)

Anthem (Centennial Edition)

By Ayn Rand

New American Library, Paperback, 9780452286351, 256pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2004

The second novel by Ayn Rand, acclaimed author of "Atlas Shrugged" and "The Fountainhead," envisions a future dystopia where free thought is a crime against the great we.
He lived in the dark ages of the future. In a loveless world he dared to love the woman of his choice. 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: He had stood forth from the mindless human herd. In a world that deprives individuals of name, independence, and values he was a man alone.
This edition features an introduction by Rand's literary executor, Leonard Peikoff, which includes excerpts from documents by Ayn Rand letters, interviews, and journal notes in which she discusses "Anthem.

About the Author
AYN RAND is the author of "Anthem, The Fountainhead, " and "Atlas Shrugged", and numerous non-fiction essays on philosophy, ethics, politics, art, and literature. Her philosophy, Objectivism, has gained a worldwide audience of adherents and admirers. She died in March 1982.