Ayn Rand

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Enhanced by rare photographs, an incisive portrait of the seminal twentieth-century author describes her early life, immigration to America, philosophical and literary contributions, lasting influence on the literary world, and diverse newspaper articles, notes, novels, essays, and other acclaimed works. 17,500 first printing.

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Ayn Rand made a profound impact as both a philosopher and as a novelist of penetrating insight and vision. Her novels are founded on heroic ideals, demonstrating her famous maxim "man's ego is the fountainhead of human progress."

The photos and illustrations in this volume have been hand-selected from the Ayn Rand Archives, and most have never been published. They include mementos of a Petersburg childhood; photos of her family and their home on Nevsky prospect, Rand's Soviet passport, personal papers (including Rand's list of the twelve publishers who passed on The Fountainhead), original newspaper articles, first edition book jackets, film posters, notes, drawings, and many others.

This latest volume of the acclaimed Overlook Illustrated Lives series gives Rand's legions of fans an unprecedented chance to better understand the author they adore.

About the Author:

Jeffery Britting was associate producer of the documentary film Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life, which was nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary. Since 1993, he has been archivist at the Ayn Rand Institute in Irvine, California.

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