About the Books
Ayn Rand’s novels contain many elements that appeal strongly to young readers.
They are inspiring and exciting stories, with heroic characters fighting for
their ideals. The novels portray events with profound and timeless
significance, challenging readers to decide not just what will happen to
particular characters, but what their own lives and the world should be like.
This novella depicts a dark world of the future, a society so collectivized
that all indications of individualism have vanished from the culture. Anthem’s
theme is: the meaning and glory of man’s ego. Anthem is appropriate for grades
8, 9 and 10 and is occasionally taught in grades 11 and 12.
We the Living
We the Living tells the moving story of three people struggling against Soviet
oppression. Its theme is “the individual against the state, the supreme value
of a human life and the evil of the totalitarian state that claims the right to
sacrifice it.” We the Living is appropriate for grades 10, 11 and 12.
The Fountainhead is the story of an innovative, uncompromisingly independent
architect, Howard Roark, and his battle against a tradition-worshipping
society. Its theme is “individualism versus collectivism, not in politics, but
in man’s soul.” Ayn Rand presented here for the first time her projection of an
ideal man. The Fountainhead is appropriate for grades 11 and 12.
Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering
questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand’s masterpiece. It is a
philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller. Atlas Shrugged
is appropriate for advanced grades 11 and 12.
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