We the Living

by Rand, Ayn

We the Living is the first novel published by the American novelist Ayn Rand. It was also Rand's first expression against communism. First published in 1936, it is a story of life in post-revolutionary Russia. Ayn Rand observes in the foreword to this book that We the Living was the closest she would ever come to writing an autobiography. Her working title for the novel had been "Airtight. " We the Living was first completed in 1934, but, despite the support it received from H.L.

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We the Living

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WE THE LIVING

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We The Living

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We The Living

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Of We the Living, Ayn Rand wrote to H L Mencken, "I do not know of a better way to make my entrance into the battle. I believe that man will always be an individualist, whether he knows it or not, and I want to make it my duty to make him know it." First Edition copy of the 60th… Read more
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We the Living

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We the Living (Signet)

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We The Living

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We the Living : 60th Anniversary Edition

by Rand, Ayn

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We the Living [Mass Market Paperback] Rand, Ayn

by Rand, Ayn

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We The Living (Complete and Unabridged)

by Rand, Ayn

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1964
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