Ayn Rands classic bestseller, Anthem, is the unforgettable tale of a nightmarish totalitarian futureand the ultimate triumph of the individual spirit. First published in 1938, and often compared with Orwells 1984 and Huxleys Brave New World, this beautifully written story has introduced millions to Rands provocative worldview. Rands protagonist, Equality 7-2521, describes a surreal world of faceless, nameless drones who exist through, by and for our brothers who are the State.
Amen. Alone, this daring young man defies the will of the ruling councils and discovers the forbidden freedoms that prevailed during the Unmentionable Times. In other words, he finds and celebrates the power of the self.
In doing so, he becomes the prototypical Rand heroa bold risk-taker who shuns conformity and unabashedly embraces egoism. This exciting dramatization features an electrifying performance by veteran actor and former BBC Drama Repertory Company member Paul Meier. It is certain to be the definitive recording of Anthemand a milestone in audio interpretation of literary classics.
This expanded edition of Ayn Rands classic tale of a future dark age of the great Wein which individuals have no name, no independence, and no valuesis a beautifully written, powerful novel that projects current social trends into the future, and anticipates such later Rand masterpieces as The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.