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We the Living

5 Ratings: 3.8
A book by Ayn Rand
2 reviews about We the Living
review by . July 05, 2010
Ayn Rand’s first novel stands in the shadow of her most widely-known writings in spite of having all of the necessary qualities to stand on its own.     The introduction to the reissue accurately replaces We the Living in its context in the days of its original publication in 1936. The author was still learning the finer points of the English language, but this is not very apparent, aside from a few instances where she wrote “don’t let’s” instead of …
review by . July 15, 2010
This novel is a tragedy where good people are badly hurt. The theme is the individual against the state or, more specifically, how the totalitarian state of Russia in the years following the 1917 Communist revolution destroys a girl, Kira, the man she loves who also loves her, Leo, and a man who loves her who she does not love, Andrei. It is also the story of the conflict between quite a few people, especially these three. Kira agrees to sleep with Andrei in order to save Leo’s life. Andrei …
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