Synopses & Reviews
Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press
A new generation has discovered that Rand's Anthem is more socially relevant today than it was when it was written seventy-five years ago. Anthem is the classic story about the consequences of social collectivism and the importance of individualism. Anthem has been described as "one of the most important prose poems ever written".
"Rand's dark portrait of the future was first released in England in 1938 and reedited for publication in the United States in 1946. This 50th-anniversary edition includes a scholarly introduction and a facsimile of the original British version, which bears Rand's handwritten alterations for its American debut."—Library Journal Library Journal
"In her usage of the English language she combines clarity of expression with prose of poetic grace. Here, indeed, is an anthem-an anthem, not in the idiom of music, but in the more difficult medium of words alone. 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 Joan DeArmond
"Reading this inspired little story is a rewarding and satisfying experience which no American should deny himself."—All-American Books Fact Forum News
About the Author
Ayn Rand is the originator of the philosophy of Objectivism which has become the centerpiece of the Libertertarian movement. Born in Russia and emigrating to the United States Rand took her distrust of oppressive government and created a worldwide phenomenon with her classic tomes Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. Anthem was her first book published in the United States