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... 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.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: July 29th 2008
Pages no: 720
Edition language: English
Strong narrative. Great characters. Not my politics, but absolutely riveting.
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...
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...
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...
Warning: Never finish this book. Contains some offensive words due to personal hatred. Heheh, I plan that one day when I have a lot of free time, nothing meaningful to do at all, I will read this. But then, right, why should I torment myself with something I can't stand?Again, some of my friends sho...