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The Fountainhead - by Ayn Rand (Paperback)

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  • The revolutionary literary vision that sowed the seeds of Objectivism, Ayn Rand's groundbreaking philosophy, and brought her immediate worldwide acclaim.
  • About the Author: Born February 2, 1905, Ayn Rand published her first novel, We the Living, in 1936.
  • 720 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Classics

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About the Book



On the surface, a story of one man, Howard Roark, and his struggles as an architect in the face of a successful rival, Peter Keating, and a newspaper columnist, Ellsworth Toohey. But the book addresses a number of universal themes: the strength of the individual, the tug between good and evil, the threat of fascism.



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The revolutionary literary vision that sowed the seeds of Objectivism, Ayn Rand's groundbreaking philosophy, and brought her immediate worldwide acclaim.

This modern classic is the story of intransigent young architect Howard Roark, whose integrity was as unyielding as granite...of Dominique Francon, the exquisitely beautiful woman who loved Roark passionately, but married his worst enemy...and of the fanatic denunciation unleashed by an enraged society against a great creator. As fresh today as it was then, Rand's provocative novel presents one of the most challenging ideas in all of fiction--that man's ego is the fountainhead of human progress...

"A writer of great power. She has a subtle and ingenious mind and the capacity of writing brilliantly, beautifully, bitterly...This is the only novel of ideas written by an American woman that I can recall."--The New York Times



About the Author



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.
Dimensions (Overall): 6.9 Inches (H) x 4.2 Inches (W) x 1.7 Inches (D)
Weight: .75 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 720
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Classics
Publisher: Signet Book
Format: Paperback
Author: Ayn Rand
Language: English
Street Date: September 1, 1996
TCIN: 11455110
UPC: 9780451191151
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-9577
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.7 inches length x 4.2 inches width x 6.9 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.75 pounds
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