Anthem
Ayn Rand

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Narrated By: Christopher Lane

Duration: 2 hours and 25 minutes

What to expect

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. He was a man alone.

Ayn Rand’s classic tale of a future dark age of the great “We,” in which individuals have no name, no independence, and no values, anticipates her later masterpieces, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged

Genre

Alternative history fiction

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“This is the most beautiful, the most inspiring novel this reviewer has ever read. It is an ethical and philosophical rather than a religious dedication to freedom and the individual.”

Joan DeArmond, Fact Forum News

“Contains much food for thought. It is original and powerful, and the author has made good use of the theme.”