Anthem

Anthem

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Anthem is a Dystopian novella or poem, as the author accepted, by Ayn Rand. This scientific - fantastic work published back in 1937 is considered one of the most - her extraordinary works as the novel is not only - short, but distinguished from all the other style and characterization, and as it is written in almost poetic style that makes it accessible to readers. This work is the first in which the writer makes a distinction between the collectivist values of equality and fraternity, values and achievements and individualism. Itself takes place in a future undetermined period, a place where evil reigns and human rights and freedom are taken away as a result of the philosophy of the politicians who enact a law that people exist to serve the state. This leads to the creation of a democratic and fascist dictatorship. In a world in which this law adopted by the World Council, prohibits people have secrets, Equality 7-2521, who is employed as a scavenger, of course, that the law to have secret sin, and his most - big sin is his fascination with science, and his desire to be sent to scientists. Once again, sweeping the streets, a grid that leads to a tunnel. From the moment he discovers a secret tunnel, Equality 7-2521 nightly sneaks to make experiments. Thus detects electricity and generate the electrical light. With much hesitation and fear is the World Council of scientists believing demonstrating his invention, scientists will take it as one. However, the Council is of the opinion that an ordinary street sweeper can not possess such a mind that has violated any laws and must be punished for it, but for the light say that it is an evil that must be destroyed. But before withdrawing his invention Equality 7-2521 jumps out the window and run in - later realized that his light is powered by electricity, that man can not sleep with a woman, and the books are designed to be read.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 132g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508671850
  • 9781508671855
  • 2,363,674

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