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Anthem, Version 4

Ayn Rand (1905-1982)

1. Part One
2. Part Two
3. Part Three
4. Part Four
5. Part Five
6. Part Six
7. Part Seven
8. Part Eight
9. Part Nine
10. Part Ten
11. Part Eleven
12. Part Twelve

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    Ayn Rand is best known for her classics Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. One of her earlier works, Anthem, is a dystopian vision of a world in which “self” has been abolished and people have become nothing more than parts of a greater “collective.” Rooted in her own experiences fleeing from the communist Russia of the 1920’s, as well as the rise of fascism in Italy and National Socialism in Germany, Rand wrote Anthem as a warning to all concerned with losing personal identity in an ever changing and rapidly developing world.



    one of the best books I have ever read. definitely worth a read


    Great book, written in journal fashion. Lovely easy to understand concept that is contrary to modern ideas. The authors personal history brings another layer to the story as it is the closest shes come to an autobiography. This doesn't have to be a political attack some people feel it to be. It is simply a well written piece on an impossible situation.


    Interesting book, decent reader, not perfect but not deserving of some of the negative comments either in my opinion.


    amateurish book, decent reader

    Worst shite imaginable. Poorly written idea-poison.


    - psychology


    Steven Baldwin

    - low volume level

    Good book, but this recorded audio is way too quiet.


    awful book, hard to understand. Pointless meaning.


    - research her admiration for serial killers

    It's funny how everyone who expounds the wonders of this & her other "books" tells the rest of us that we should be required to read her drivel.


    - Poor reader

    Ugh. Mispronounced words, stumbling reading... poor over-dramatic style that seems, at times, to be more fitting for 3rd grade poetry contest. Book is good, reader is so bad.