Fountainhead, The

Ayn Rand, Leonard Peikoff
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.


Reviewed: 2016-09-10
I was not at all familiar with Rand before this book. I don't see things as black and white as Rand, and I don't even know if I agree with her much, but reading this book certainly widened my perspective and gave me a lot of food for thought.
Reviewed: 2015-09-30
Is there a way to give negative stars? Overly long with repetitious scenes, characters who speak in long prepared speeches, an unpleasant black and white moral scheme, psychological tone deafness, and an ending that beggars belief.
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