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In a brand-new Plume hardcover edition, here is the story of an intransigent young architect, Howard Roark, of his violent battle against a mindless status quo, and of his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who worships him yet struggles to defeat him. In order to build his kind of buildings according to his own standards, Roark must fight against every variant of human corruption, including an unprincipled, parasitic rival; a powerful publisher of yellow journalism; and, worst of all, the country's leading humanitarian and power-luster ("Everything that can't be ruled, must go").

Epochal, impassioned, and hugely controversial, The Fountainhead - with more than six million copies in print - has become the classic American statement of individualism. Rand shows why every great innovator was hated and denounced, and why man's ego is the fountainhead of human greatness.

Brilliantly written and daringly original, here - as resonant today as it was sixty years ago - is a novel about a hero.

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A special edition hardcover in celebration of Ayn Ran‛s centennial.

When it was first published in 1943, The Fountainhead--containing Ayn Ran‛s daringly original literary vision with the seeds of her groundbreaking philosophy, Objectivism—won immediate worldwide 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 centennial edition of The Fountainhead, celebrating the controversial and eduring legacy of its author, features an afterword by Ran‛s literary executor, Leonard Peikoff, offering some of Ayn Ran‛s personal notes on the development of her masterwork.

“A writer of great power. She has a subtle and ingenious mind and the capacity of writing brilliantly, beautifully, bitterly”

--The New York Times

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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. Ran‛s unique philosophy, Objectivism, has gained a worldwide audience. The fundamental sof 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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abookworm1966, January 2, 2012 (view all comments by abookworm1966)
Incredibly intense book...great view of the human condition. As relevant today as it was when it was written, if not more so. Rand was well ahead of her time.
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Leslie Burrows, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Leslie Burrows)
Excellent read! Her descriptions made you feel like you were there. I could see the buildings!
I could feel what he was feeling. Read it.
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Fantastic Book! Ayn is a great writer who knows how to craft a story that keeps the reader drawn in and always guessing what will happen. Even though this is a heavy book, I looked forward to every page! The relationship between the characters was driven and passionate. Loved it!
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ISBN:
9780452286757
Author:
Rand, Ayn
Publisher:
Plume Books
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Architects
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
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Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
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752
Dimensions:
9.00x6.46x1.80 in. 2.41 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , A special edition hardcover in celebration of Ayn Ran‛s centennial.

When it was first published in 1943, The Fountainhead--containing Ayn Ran‛s daringly original literary vision with the seeds of her groundbreaking philosophy, Objectivism—won immediate worldwide 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 centennial edition of The Fountainhead, celebrating the controversial and eduring legacy of its author, features an afterword by Ran‛s literary executor, Leonard Peikoff, offering some of Ayn Ran‛s personal notes on the development of her masterwork.

“A writer of great power. She has a subtle and ingenious mind and the capacity of writing brilliantly, beautifully, bitterly”

--The New York Times

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