Anthem

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Anthem  (1937) 
by Ayn Rand
Anthem is a dystopian, science-fiction novella written by Ayn Rand in 1937 and first published in 1938. It celebrates man's independent spirit and condemns collectivism.
— Excerpted from Anthem (novella) on Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia.

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