iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening Apple Books.If Apple Books doesn't open, click the Books app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download from the iTunes Store, get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download

Anthem

This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.

Description

Anthem is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand, written in 1937 and first published in 1938 in England. It takes place at some unspecified future date when mankind has entered another dark age characterized by irrationality, collectivism, and socialistic thinking and economics. Technological advancement is now carefully planned (when it is allowed to occur at all) and the concept of individuality has been eliminated.

Customer Reviews

Garbage

As irrelevant as it is unrealistic, Ayn Rand has given us an absolutely impossible dystopian future in which the world has regressed to a new Dark Age characterized by blind, total adherence to an absurdly extreme form of collectivism—one that even primitive nomads wouldn't fall victim to. Anyone with an ounce of common sense should be able to see that the narrative, like most of Rand's fiction, is predicated on the existence of a human species that invariably falls into two categories: Ayn Rand's version of an übermensch, and thoughtless, irrational collectivist drones who are helpless to defend themselves against the evils of any school of thought involving a non-Randian social contract. Anyone looking for philosophical dystopian fiction would be better off reading something like 1984. Anthem, on the other hand, is recommended only as a cup of Kool-Aid for existing adherents to Rand's hack philosophy, Objectivism (which boils down to a series of non-sequiturs hastily built on unjustified axioms, in essence designed to take common sense points of rational self-interest into absurd, self-defeating extremes), for those who compulsively avoid depth in their literature or contemplation, or for any suitably depressed cutter suffering a shortage of blades.

Anthem

Starts with promise, but ends up with pages of redundant pontificating.

Boring

This book was trash

Anthem
View in iTunes
  • Free
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Published: Jan 01, 1938
  • Publisher: Public Domain
  • Seller: Public Domain
  • Print Length: 76 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

Customer Ratings