Anthem

By: Ayn Rand

Price: $200.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fine


Hardcover, Stated Fifth Printing Jan 1964 Caxton Printers, Ltd 105 pages. Fine, in a Very Good++ DJ. Green cloth boards with black titles - corners sharp. Just a touch of shelf/edge wear to unclipped DJ ($3.00) - now in mylar. No previous owner marks - all pages are bright, clean and crisp. 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. Technological advancement is now carefully planned and the concept of individuality has been eliminated. Initially, Rand planned on publishing Anthem as a magazine story or serial, but her agent encouraged her to publish it as a book. She submitted it simultaneously to Macmillan Publishers in America and Cassell in England. Both had handled her previous novel, We the Living. According to Leonard Peikoff - Cassell accepted it immediately... Macmillan turned it down; their comment was: the author does not understand socialism. Another American publisher also turned it down, and Rand's agent was unable to sell it as a magazine serial. Cassell published it in England in 1938. Reading it leaves no doubt, as to why the book was not received well by the major publishing houses at a time which coincided with the end of the Korean War. It is not sympathetic to any brand of totalitarianism. An American hardcover edition would have to wait for a courageous move on the part of Caxton Printers in July of 1953. The Libertarian Futurist Society awarded Anthem its Hall of Fame Award in 1987. In 2014, Anthem was nominated for a Retrospective Hugo Award for Best Novella. A beautiful and handsome collectible copy of an early printing with the scarce DJ unclipped. LOC FB-01

Title: Anthem

Author Name: Ayn Rand

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: Fifth printing

Publisher: The Caxton: 1964-01-01

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good++

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 160918014

Keywords: Fiction, Ayn Rand,