By Ayn Rand
To be had for the 1st time in alternate paperback--this provocative publication is "an anthem sung in compliment of man's ego"--from the mythical writer Ayn RandAnthem has lengthy been hailed as considered one of Ayn Rand's vintage novels, and a transparent predecessor to her later masterpieces, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. In Anthem, Rand examines a daunting destiny within which members don't have any identify, no independence, and no values. Equality 7-2521 lives in the dead of night a while of the long run the place all judgements are made via committee, each person dwell in collectives, and all lines of individualism were burnt up. regardless of any such restrictive setting, the spark of person inspiration and freedom nonetheless burns in him--a ardour which he has been taught to name sinful. In a in basic terms egalitarian global, Equality 7-2521 dares to face except the herd--to imagine and select for himself, to find electrical energy, and to like the girl of his selection. Now he has been marked for loss of life for committing the final word sin. In a global the place the good "we" reign best, he has rediscovered the misplaced and holy word--"I."
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We put a piece of copper and a piece of zinc into a jar of brine, we touched a wire to them, and there, under our fingers, was a miracle which had never occurred before, a new miracle and a new power. This discovery haunted us. We followed it in preference to all our studies. We worked with it, we tested it in more ways than we can describe, and each step was as another miracle unveiling before us. We came to know that we had found the greatest power on earth. For it defies all the laws known to men.
International 4-8818 and we are friends. This is an evil thing to say, for it is a transgression, the great Transgression of Preference, to love any among men better than the others, since we must love all men and all men are our friends. So International 4-8818 and we have never spoken of it. But we know. We know, when we look into each other's eyes. And when we look thus without words, we both know other things also, strange things for which there are no words, and these things frighten us. So on that day of the spring before last, Union 5-3992 were stricken with convulsions on the edge of the City, near the City Theatre.
The Council of Vocations came on the first day of spring, and they sat in the great hall. And we who were fifteen and all the Teachers came into the great hall. And the Council of Vocations sat on a high dais, and they had but two words to speak to each of the Students. " Now if the Council has said "Carpenter" or "Cook," the Students so assigned go to work and they do not study any further. But if the Council has said "Leader," then those Students go into the Home of the Leaders, which is the greatest house in the City, for it has three stories.
Anthem, Expanded 50th Anniversary Edition by Ayn Rand