We the living
We the Living portrays the impact of the Russian Revolution on three people who demand the right to live their own lives. At its center is a girl whose passionate love is her fortress against the cruelty and oppression of a totalitarian state.
Of this book, Ayn Rand said, "it is as near to an autobiography as I will ever write. The plot is invented, the background is not. I was born in Russia, I was educated under the Soviets; I have seen the conditions of existence that I describe. The specific events of Kira's life were not mine; her ideas, her convictions, her values were and are."
We the Living is not a story of politics, but of the men and women who have to struggle for existence behind the Red banners and slogans. It is a picture of what dictatorship-of any kind-does to human beings. What happens to the defiant ones? What happens to those who succumb? Who are the winners in this conflict? For those who found Ayn Rand's blockbuster Atlas Shrugged a powerful voice raised in defense of the individual, this book continues the theme of an individual's right to the pursuit of his or her own happiness.
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Ayn Rand's first published novel, a timeless story that explores the struggles of the individual against the state in Soviet Russia.
First published in 1936, We the Living portrays the impact of the Russian Revolution on three human beings who demand the right to live their own lives and pursue their own happiness. It tells of a young woman's passionate love, held like a fortress against the corrupting evil of a totalitarian state.
We the Living is not a story of politics, but of the men and women who have to struggle for existence behind the Red banners and slogans. It is a picture of what those slogans do to human beings. What happens to the defiant ones? What happens to those who succumb?
Against a vivid panorama of political revolution and personal revolt, Ayn Rand shows what the theory of socialism means in practice.
Includes an Introduction and Afterword by Ayn Rand's Philosophical Heir, Leonard Peikoff
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|isbn||9780525940548, 9781101137666, 9781441740113|
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|publishDate||1991, 1995, 2009|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000082694|Book|Books|60th anniversary ed.|English|Dutton,|c1995.|xix, 433 p. ; 24 cm., ils:CARL0000383045|CD audio book|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Audiobooks,|1991.|14 sound discs (18 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., overdrive:a933e451-0e5e-4161-847d-06fa1042249e|eBook|eBook||English|Penguin Publishing Group|2009||
|subject_facet||Audiobooks, Didactic fiction, Political fiction, Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Fiction|
|title_display||We the living|
|title_full||We the Living, We the living / Ayn Rand ; with a new introduction by Leonard Peikoff, We the living [sound recording] / Ayn Rand|
|title_short||We the living|
|topic_facet||Audiobooks, Didactic fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Political fiction|