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Author: Ayn Rand

Year Published: 1937

Description: An example of dystopian fiction, Anthem by Ayn Rand is set in a future world where the notion of individualism has been completely abolished in favor of collective will and complete government control. The novella is told from the perspective of a character named Equality 7-2521, who defies these principles by pursuing a love of math and science despite having been assigned a different vocation. This transgression eventually leads to punishment and escape, which in turn allows him and the woman he loves to discover the previous society's concept of free choice.

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