The Unforgivable SinSignet - Centennial Edition
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. But these were not the crimes of 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.Plume - 1999+
In this classic novel that anticipates her later masterpieces, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand examines a frightening future in which individuals have no name, no independence, and no values.
Equality 7-2521 lives in the Dark Ages of the future, where all decisions are made by committee, all people live in collectives, all traces of individualism have been wiped out. But the spark of individual thought and freedom still burns in Equality 7-2521, a passion which he has been taught to call sinful. In a purely egalitarian world, he dares to stand forth from the herd—to think and choose for himself, to discover electricity, and to love the woman of his choice. Now he has been marked for death for committing the ultimate sin: in a world where the great "we" reign supreme, he has rediscovered the lost and holy world "I."
They existed only to serve the state. They were conceived in controlled Palaces of Mating. They died in the Home of the Useless. From cradle to grave, the crowd was one—a great WE.
In all that was left of humanity there was only one man who dared to think, seek, and love. He, Equality 7-2521, came close to losing his life because his knowledge was regarded as a treacherous blasphemy... he had rediscovered the lost and holy word—I.
A great novelist's provocative story of a fearful society that one man dares to defy
Ayn Rand's beautiful, thought-provoking novel depicts the horrors that can happen to mankind if current social trends are projected into the future. First published in England in 1938, this book's unconventional philosophy delayed its American publication until 1946. Now appearing for the first time in a Signet edition, here is the unforgettable story of courage and rebellion against totalitarian collectivism—a classic statement of the ideals of Ayn Rand.
Once more a beautiful and powerful novel by Ayn Rand presents the philosophy expressed in The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. Once again Miss Rand shows the struggle of the individual against a paralyzing collectivism—in a world of the foreseeable future.Signet - Centennial Edition
Ayn Rand's classic tale of a future dark age of the great "We" —a world that deprives individuals of name, independence, and values—anticipates her later masterpieces, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.Plume - 1999+
This provocative book is an anthem sung in praise of man’s ego.