Format: Mass Market Paperbound
Dimensions: 720 pages, 6.8 × 4.2 × 1.5 in
Published: September 1, 1996
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0451191153
ISBN - 13: 9780451191151
From the Publisher
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.
About the Author
Ayn Rand''s first novel, We the Living, was published in 1936. With the publication of The Fountainhead in 1943, she achieved spectacular and enduring success. Through her novels and nonfiction writings, which express her unique philosophy, Objectivism, Rand maintains a lasting influence on popular thought.
From Our Editors
A young architect struggles to break free of society's conventions, and falls into a violent, explosive love affair with a woman bent on defeating him. Following its publication in 1943, The Fountainhead earned an immediate place in the literature of the 20th century. Setting forth Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism, it forever changed the thinking of an entire generation, and inspired a new kind of intellectually ambitious literature.