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The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand
The Fountainhead
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780451158239 (0451158237)
Publisher: Signet
Pages no: 696
Edition language: English
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mybookjournal
mybookjournal rated it
1.0 The Fountainhead
With illogical-ideology, impractical-philosophy and a bunch of unreal & robotic characters’ this book was 700 pages of crap.
David Gallaher
David Gallaher rated it
4.0 The Fountainhead
Strong narrative. Great characters. Not my politics, but absolutely riveting.
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
3.0 The Fountainhead
I'm an admirer of Rand's ideas and writing and I've rated her other novels five stars. Although I certainly find this one worth reading--I like Rand's style and think her ideas are worth considering--I have too many problems with the protagonist of this novel, Howard Roark, to rank this novel highly...
Katiebabs Library of Books
Katiebabs Library of Books rated it
3.0 The Fountainhead Review
My review would end up being the size of a novella. So many thoughts about this. Many messages in between the pages and Ayn's writing is superb and grabs you. The first half is incredible, but by the second half it somewhat jumps the shark. The main characters make no sense half the time and they ar...
Flicker Reads
Flicker Reads rated it
5.0 The Fountainhead
I've avoided reading the books of Ayn Rand for many years, but thought I would give this work a try. I was pleased to find that the story was much more interesting than I anticipated. I found myself really admiring the structure of this work. She breaks it into four distinct parts that follow variou...
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