Ayn Rand We the Living

ISBN 13: 9781441740113

We the Living

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9781441740113: We the Living

This is a philosophical book from the Russian-born novelist Ayn Rand, an author interested in the concept of ''enlightened self-interest''.

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.''

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. We the Livingis not a story of politics but of the men and women who have to struggle for existence behind the banners and slogans.

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About the Author:

AYN RAND (1905-1982) was born in Russia, graduated from the University of Leningrad, and came to the United States in 1926. She published her first novel in 1936. With the publication of The Fountainhead in 1943, she achieved a spectacular and enduring success and her unique philosophy, objectivism, gained a worldwide following.

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A colossal love story with a massive philosophical framework. --Miami News

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