Anthem - Ayn Rand


By Ayn Rand

  • Release Date: 1938-01-01
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 3,762 Ratings


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.


  • Wonderful

    By Kaliahna
    this book is wonderful. its full of great meaning and portrays its “message” beautifully.
  • Anthem

    By What can change
    If you look up the word anthem it will honestly describe the book. At first this was just an English assignment, but it turned to be better than that. I really liked the book gets better around chapter 6.
  • Someday this book will help save liberty

    By StalTreHus
    A powerful dramatization of the idea that to attain the values of life, liberty and happiness, each human being requires a morality founded on rational pursuit of self-interest—and accordingly—a political system based on individualism; this is in contrast to altruism and collectivism, which contradict these values and therfore lead to their destruction.
  • Loved it

    By o_tc79
    I loved the book, the ending was slightly predictable, but I can’t dock stars for it
  • Okay

    By lets review this book
    Very confusing book at the end it get kind of good
  • Great Read

    By Longtime paying customer
    Loved the short story, prime Ayn Rand. Don’t read the reviews below, they give away the ending, especially the one titled “Classic” by camerachic98 and the other reviewer that didn’t seem the grasp the literary form of the book.
  • Great

    By xx_marcos_baseball
    Awesome book
  • Awesome Book!

    By iluvtheDodgers
    This book is great if you like dystopias and satisfying endings☺️ It really makes one think about the world and what it would be like without electricity, in a non-utopian form of course!
  • Anthem

    By KellenScho1
    This book is quotable, admirable, and relatable. Originally getting turned to Ayn Rand by Neil Peart (Drummer, Rush) I had yet to read her work. Let me make things perfectly clear, THIS WILL NOT BE THE LAST BOOK I READ OF HERS. "Anthem" is a thought-provoking and heart-warming tale of individualism and it's importance in society. This should be required reading before finishing High School/prior to entering University. I can't stress enough the importance of this message. EGO. -Kellen Schomaeker
  • Anthem

    By Amberpoop
    Loved this book! Very insightful! Makes you think!