The Fountainhead

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Plume, 2005 - Fiction - 736 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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That's one of Ms. Rand's best qualities as a writer. - LibraryThing
And the love story....ahhh.... - LibraryThing
But no other writer can make you burn like she can. - LibraryThing
It's the book that started her career as a writer. - LibraryThing
The writing, ie, but I couldn't think who it was. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - ava-st-claire - LibraryThing

I am a huge fan of Ayn Rand but my favorite is still Atlas Shrugged. The fountainhead is a classic and I highly recommend it. You can't go wrong with Ms Rand as long as you enjoy the long read and are willing to be open minded to Ms Rands philosophy. A wonderful book. Read full review

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SCENE OPENS IN A PSYCHIATRIST'S OFFICE. TWO MEN FACE EACH OTHER IN COMFORTABLE-LOOKING ARMCHAIRS. Dr Williams (DrW): Howard, I want you to understand that even though you were acquitted for destroying ... Read full review

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Born February 2, 1905, Ayn Rand published her first novel, We the Living, in 1936. Anthem followed 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 Epistemology, The Virtue of Selfishness, and Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal. They are all available in Signet editions, as is the magnificent statement of her artistic credo, The Romantic Manifesto.

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