We the Living Author:Ayn Rand 60th Anniversary Edition with an Introduction by Leonard Peikoff. — Ayn rand said of her first novel, WE the Living: "It is as near to and autobiography as I will ever write. the plot is invented, the background is not. . . the specific events of Kira's life were not mine; her ideas, her convictions, her values, were and are." — First published ... more »in 1936, the theme of this classic novel is the struggle of the individaul against the state. It portrays the impact of the Russian revolution on three human beings who demand the right to live thier 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 totalitarisn state.
We the Living is not a story of politics, but of men and women who have to struggle for existence behind the red banners and slogans. It is a picture of what those sogans do to human beings. what happens to the defiant ones? what happens to those who succumb?
Against a vivd panorama of political revolution and persoanl revolt, Ayn rand shows what the theory of socialism means in practice.« less