Anthem by Ayn Rand


By Ayn Rand

  • Release Date: 1938-01-01
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Score: 4
From 170 Ratings
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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".


  • Sat reading this for hours

    By Violet loves purple
    If you really, reeeeaallly, like books about dystopian societies and how humanity is beyond brainwashed you will want to download this book promptly. I read this book in my sixth grade CLUE class. I ran out of books to read so I visited the IBooks store on a whim. I had forgotten the author, but this book was the first to pop up when I searched. I am now on my way to high school and I’ve decided to keep the book for life! I wish Ms. Rand had written a sequel with International and Equality and Liberty’s child. If you’re reading this before you’ve read the book I’m sorry about the spoiler you’ll understand when you finish reading if you want to read it.
  • Required reading

    By Flygirl1973
    Im not a democrat, and don't like republicans. This story transcends both to remind us that we have a responsibility to ourselves, and it's not anyone's job to to govern us or tell us what to think (politically correct anyone?). As a people, we choose to give our freedoms away for whatever purpose you want. To me, this should be required reading starting in elementary then up through college to capture all of those who have been brainwashed into the collective good. Ann Rand, so prophetic. Brilliantly done, but I do get bored of the rambling she tends to have in parts of her books. We get the point.
  • Cannot put it down

    By benbrenton
    This book by Ayn Rand is absolutely wonderful. The suspense is very good for someone who feels nervous. It is easily to read, seeing as how this is a last century piece of work. I suggest that a philosopher or science fiction nerd DEFINITELY reads this once in their lifetime. This should also be assigned in Elementary Schools.
  • 10/10

    By Epic man12
    Classic. So great. Must read if you're an anarchist/socialist/poly sci major.
  • Review

    By Domi830
    It is filled with action an mystery I just scion books but this book is awesome and wold recommend for everyone to read.
  • Terribly overpriced

    By zoltan stacho
    The rabid jabbering of soulless virago.
  • Ok

    By Beast swag daddy
    It had a good lesson, but the plot was too short barely any action. To be honest it was a waste of my three and a half hours. It's a good book to read if you need to find yourself
  • Anthem's Plot & My Review

    By britt98hughes
    WHAT IT WAS ABOUT (without spoiling it): It's basically about a time in the future , but is like the Dark Ages again. They're forced to live in almost sort of an extreme-communist world and are not allowed to think about or speak of The Unmentionable Times (which is now, where man is smarter than ever before) They dont have names, they have numbers to identify them. They cant use words like "I" and "her". Instead they must use "we" and "they". They aren't allowed to be curious, question the system, or prefer one man over another (have friends). They must consider mankind as together and they can't prefer anything over another. One man is "cursed" to have a curious mind. He's assigned to be a Street Sweeper, but has the intelligence and desire to be a Scholar. This leads him to secretly break the laws, invent and rediscover things from the Unmentionable Times, even though that's not his assigned job. WHAT I THOUGHT: I loved the book. It was suspenseful yet nice and short. It kept you on edge, but was to the point as you started to realize certain things later into the book. It was less than 300 pages with 12 chapters.