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The Fountainhead

By Ayn Rand
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand digital book - Fable

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The revolutionary literary vision that sowed the seeds of Objectivism, Ayn Rand's groundbreaking philosophy, and brought her immediate worldwide acclaim.

This modern classic is the story of intransigent young architect Howard Roark, whose integrity was as unyielding as granite...of Dominique Francon, the exquisitely beautiful woman who loved Roark passionately, but married his worst enemy...and of the fanatic denunciation unleashed by an enraged society against a great creator. As fresh today as it was then, Rand’s provocative novel presents one of the most challenging ideas in all of fiction—that man’s ego is the fountainhead of human progress...

“A writer of great power. She has a subtle and ingenious mind and the capacity of writing brilliantly, beautifully, bitterly...This is the only novel of ideas written by an American woman that I can recall.”—The New York Times

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3.5
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Diverse charactersMulti-layered charactersOriginal writingFast-pacedRealistic settingThought-provoking
Slightly Smiling Face“This book appeared on my shelf randomly one day, so I decided to read it. Prior to this book appearing, I had never heard about Ayn Rand nor her philosphy of objectivism. After learning about it, I can say that I hate everything about objectivism. And that's what this book is about. While I did enjoy the book for the most part, some bits were preachy. Especially the ending, which ruined the book for me a little. I loved the characters, especially Dominque. Overall, 3/5.”
Multi-layered charactersDescriptive writingEasy to readAddictiveDark settingImmersive settingRealistic settingDarkThought-provokingUnsatisfying ending
Expressionless Face“The actual writing isn't bad but her whole world view is just disappointing.”
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About Ayn Rand

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. Rand’s unique philosophy, Objectivism, has gained a worldwide audience. The fundamentals of her philosophy are put forth in three nonfiction books, Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology, The Virtues 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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