Ayn Rand Reader

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Penguin, Jan 1, 1999 - Literary Collections - 512 pages
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The Fountainhead, which became one of the most influential and widely read philosophical novels of the twentieth century, made Ayn Rand famous. An impassioned proponent of reason, rational self-interest, individualism, and laissez-faire capitalism, she expressed her unique views in numerous works of fiction and non-fiction that have been brought together for the first time in this one-of-a-kind volume.Containing excerpts from all her novels--including Atlas Shrugged, Anthem, and We The Living--The Ayn Rand Reader is a perfect introduction for those who have never read Rand, and provides teachers with an excellent guide to the basics of her viewpoint.

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User Review  - Kyle Thomas - Goodreads

If you don't have the time or inclination to pick up one of her greats... this book is filled with much of what made them so. Read full review

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User Review  - Ellen - Goodreads

I'm looking for a copy of Rand's "The Return of the Primitive," but haven't run across one yet. This book contains an excerpt of it and other writings. I think I like her fiction more than the ... Read full review


From Roarks Speech
Why Selfishness?
The Objectivist Ethics
From Galts Speech
Moral Inflation
The Age of Envy
Apollo 11
Apollo and Dionysus
Abstraction from Abstractions
We the Living
The Profiteers on Collectivism
What Is Capitalism?
Mans Rights
Collectivized Rights

How Does One Lead a Rational Life in an Irrational Society?
Axioms of Objectivism
The Destroyers of the Modern World
Attila and the Witch Doctor
The Meaning of Sex
Of Living Death
On Emotions Including Love
Consciousness and Identity
On Utilitarianism
The Goal of My Writing
What Is Romanticism?
Introduction to Calumet K
Letter to a Fan
Dont Let It Go
Ayn Rands Novels
Periodicals Edited by Ayn Rand

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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. 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 Virtues 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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