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By Ayn Rand

While The Fountainhead used to be first released, Ayn Rand's daringly unique literary imaginative and prescient and her groundbreaking philosophy, Objectivism, gained speedy world wide curiosity and acclaim. This speedy vintage is the tale of an intransigent younger architect, his violent conflict opposed to traditional criteria, and his explosive love affair with a gorgeous girl who struggles to defeat him. This variation encompasses a distinctive afterword by way of Rand’s literary executor, Leonard Peikoff, along with excerpts from Ayn Rand’s personal notes at the making of The Fountainhead. As clean at the present time because it was once then, here's a novel a couple of hero—and approximately those that attempt to ruin him.

 

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