The Fountainhead

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Penguin Publishing Group, 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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The flow and the pace of the story is beautifully fast. - Flipkart
A book that was difficult to read. - Goodreads
Surely very gripping plot. - Flipkart
Atlas Shrugged was more of a page turner. - Goodreads
A thoroughly disgusting piece of writing. - Goodreads
The font size is small, wish it was a bit bigger. - Flipkart

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User Review  - CliffordDorset - LibraryThing

This book comes with a reputation, Ayn Rand is said to have influenced many of the people of power on both sides of the Atlantic with her policy of 'Objectivism', and the glorification of self ... Read full review

An old classic

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About the author (2005)

Ayn Rand's first novel, We the Living, was published in 1936. With the publication of The Fountainhead in 1943, she achieved spectacular and enduring success. Through her novels and nonfiction writings, which express her unique philosophy, Objectivism, Rand maintains a lasting influence on popular thought.

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