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He lived in the dark ages of the future. In a loveless world he dared to love the woman of his choice. In an age that had lost all trace of science and civilization he had the courage to seek and find knowledge, to discover. But these were not the crimes for which he would be hunted. He was marked for death because he had committed the unpardonable sin: he had stood forth from the mindless human herd. He was a man alone. In a world where all traces of individualism had been wiped out, Equality 7-2521 rediscovered the lost and holy word—“I.”

Ayn Rand’s classic tale of a future dark age of the great “We”—in which individuals have no name, no independence, and no values—anticipates her later masterpieces, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is the most beautiful, the most inspiring novel this reviewer has ever read. It is an ethical and philosophical rather than a religious dedication to freedom and the individual.”

    Joan DeArmond, Fact Forum News

  • “Contains much food for thought. It is original and powerful, and the author has made good use of the theme.”

    East Anglian Daily Times

  • One of Modern Library's 100 Best English-Language Novels of the Twentieth Century

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Scott Christensen | 2/14/2014

    " Enjoyed Rand's ideals of liberating oppressed individuality. Be yo'self! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Readread | 2/12/2014

    " Ayn Rand is a whacko, weirdly chauvinistic woman, and a product of her childhood surroundings. Two stars for some interesting/clever literary style points like lack of punctuation and we vs. I language (which I have learned she probably ripped off), and because the writing itself is competent even if the content is cray-cray. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mariya Jose | 1/29/2014

    " Loved this book for the language element. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Louise | 1/25/2014

    " I enjoyed her perspectives of individualism and satire of religion, though found the storyline flat. Not necessary flat in plot, as plot is not necessary for her point, but flat in her strength. "

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