The Fountainhead

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Penguin, Apr 26, 2005 - Fiction - 752 pages
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When The Fountainhead was first published, Ayn Rand's daringly original literary vision and her groundbreaking philosophy, Objectivism, won immediate worldwide interest and acclaim. This instant classic is the story of an intransigent young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him. This edition contains a special Afterword by Rand's literary executor, Leonard Peikoff which includes excerpts from Ayn Rand's own notes on the making of The Fountainhead. As fresh today as it was then, here is a novel about a hero—and about those who try to destroy him.

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An epic love story between the most selfish, self-centered, egotistical people in the world and their own bloated senses of superiority. Howard Roark is essentially Holden Caulfield grown up: an ... Read full review

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Where do I start? This is one of the top few books I have ever read in my life. Part of how I know that is because I could see the characters in my head as the book was being narrated, and of course ... Read full review

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Ayn Rand (1905-1982) published her first novel, We the Living, in 1936. Anthemfollowed in 1938. It was with the publication of The Fountainhead (1943) and Atlas Shrugged (1957) that she achieved her spectacular success. Ms. Rand’s unique philosophy, Objectivism, has gained a worldwide audience. The fundamentals of her philosophy are put forth in three nonfiction books, Introduction to Objectivist EpistemologyThe Virtue of Selfishness, and Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, and in The Romantic Manifesto, the magnificent statement of her artistic credo.

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