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 thoroughly disgusting piece of writing. - Goodreads
Surely very gripping plot. - Flipkart
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

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User Review  - mojo09226 - LibraryThing

I never feel really comfortable reviewing classics, books that have been studied by doctorites and were published twice as long ago as I have been alive. So I will share with you what I did and did ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

AYN RAND is the author of "Anthem, The Fountainhead, " and "Atlas Shrugged", and numerous non-fiction essays on philosophy, ethics, politics, art, and literature. Her philosophy, Objectivism, has gained a worldwide audience of adherents and admirers. She died in March 1982.

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