Ayn Rand The Fountainhead

ISBN 13: 9780141188621

The Fountainhead

3.85 avg rating
( 249,889 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780141188621: The Fountainhead

Her first major literary success, Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead is an exalted view of her Objectivist philosophy, portraying a visionary artist struggling against the dull, conformist dogma of his peers; a book of ambition, power, gold and love, published in Penguin Modern Classics. Architect Howard Roark is as unyielding as the granite he blasts to build with. Defying the conventions of the world around him, he embraces a battle over two decades against a double-dealing crew of rivals who will stop at nothing to bring him down. These include, perhaps most troublesome of all, the ambitious Dominique Francon, who may just prove to be Roarke's equal. This epic story of money, power and a man's struggle to succeed on his own terms is a paean to individualism and humanity's creative potential. First published in 1943, The Fountainhead introduced millions to Rand's philosophy of Objectivism: an uncompromising defence of self-interest as the engine of progress, and a jubilant celebration of man's creative potential. Ayn Rand (1905-1982), born Alisa Rosenbaum in St. Petersburg, Russia, emigrated to America with her family in January 1926, never to return to her native land. Her novel The Fountainhead was published in 1943 and eventually became a bestseller. Still occasionally working as a screenwriter, Rand moved to New York City in 1951 and published Atlas Shrugged in 1957. Her novels espoused what came to be called Objectivism, a philosophy that champions capitalism and the pre-eminence of the individual. If you enjoued The Fountainhead, you might like Rand's Atlas Shrugged, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'In The Fountainhead power, greed, life's grandeur flow hot and red in thrilling descriptions' London Review of Books 'Ayn Rand is a writer of great power...she writes brilliantly, beautifully, bitterly' The New York Times

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

This is Ayn Rand's story of Howard Roark, a brilliant architect who dares to stand alone against the hostility of second-hand souls. First published in 1943, this best-selling novel is a passionate defense of individualism and presents an exalted view of man's creative potential; it is a book about ambition, power, gold and love.

Review:

The Fountainhead has become an enduring piece of literature, more popular now than when published in 1943. On the surface, it is a story of one man, Howard Roark, and his struggles as an architect in the face of a successful rival, Peter Keating, and a newspaper columnist, Ellsworth Toohey. But the book addresses a number of universal themes: the strength of the individual, the tug between good and evil, the threat of fascism. The confrontation of those themes, along with the amazing stroke of Rand's writing, combine to give this book its enduring influence.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 13.75
US$ 11.01

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ayn Rand
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141188626 ISBN 13: 9780141188621
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 200 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Her first major literary success, Ayn Rand s The Fountainhead is an exalted view of her Objectivist philosophy, portraying a visionary artist struggling against the dull, conformist dogma of his peers; a book of ambition, power, gold and love, published in Penguin Modern Classics. Architect Howard Roark is as unyielding as the granite he blasts to build with. Defying the conventions of the world around him, he embraces a battle over two decades against a double-dealing crew of rivals who will stop at nothing to bring him down. These include, perhaps most troublesome of all, the ambitious Dominique Francon, who may just prove to be Roarke s equal. This epic story of money, power and a man s struggle to succeed on his own terms is a paean to individualism and humanity s creative potential. First published in 1943, The Fountainhead introduced millions to Rand s philosophy of Objectivism: an uncompromising defence of self-interest as the engine of progress, and a jubilant celebration of man s creative potential. Ayn Rand (1905-1982), born Alisa Rosenbaum in St. Petersburg, Russia, emigrated to America with her family in January 1926, never to return to her native land. Her novel The Fountainhead was published in 1943 and eventually became a bestseller. Still occasionally working as a screenwriter, Rand moved to New York City in 1951 and published Atlas Shrugged in 1957. Her novels espoused what came to be called Objectivism, a philosophy that champions capitalism and the pre-eminence of the individual. If you enjoued The Fountainhead, you might like Rand s Atlas Shrugged, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. In The Fountainhead power, greed, life s grandeur flow hot and red in thrilling descriptions London Review of Books Ayn Rand is a writer of great power.she writes brilliantly, beautifully, bitterly The New York Times. Bookseller Inventory # LIB9780141188621

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Ayn Rand
ISBN 10: 0141188626 ISBN 13: 9780141188621
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97801411886210000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Ayn Rand
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141188626 ISBN 13: 9780141188621
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 200 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Her first major literary success, Ayn Rand s The Fountainhead is an exalted view of her Objectivist philosophy, portraying a visionary artist struggling against the dull, conformist dogma of his peers; a book of ambition, power, gold and love, published in Penguin Modern Classics. Architect Howard Roark is as unyielding as the granite he blasts to build with. Defying the conventions of the world around him, he embraces a battle over two decades against a double-dealing crew of rivals who will stop at nothing to bring him down. These include, perhaps most troublesome of all, the ambitious Dominique Francon, who may just prove to be Roarke s equal. This epic story of money, power and a man s struggle to succeed on his own terms is a paean to individualism and humanity s creative potential. First published in 1943, The Fountainhead introduced millions to Rand s philosophy of Objectivism: an uncompromising defence of self-interest as the engine of progress, and a jubilant celebration of man s creative potential. Ayn Rand (1905-1982), born Alisa Rosenbaum in St. Petersburg, Russia, emigrated to America with her family in January 1926, never to return to her native land. Her novel The Fountainhead was published in 1943 and eventually became a bestseller. Still occasionally working as a screenwriter, Rand moved to New York City in 1951 and published Atlas Shrugged in 1957. Her novels espoused what came to be called Objectivism, a philosophy that champions capitalism and the pre-eminence of the individual. If you enjoued The Fountainhead, you might like Rand s Atlas Shrugged, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. In The Fountainhead power, greed, life s grandeur flow hot and red in thrilling descriptions London Review of Books Ayn Rand is a writer of great power.she writes brilliantly, beautifully, bitterly The New York Times. Bookseller Inventory # LIB9780141188621

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Ayn Rand
Published by Penguin Classics 2007-02-01 (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141188626 ISBN 13: 9780141188621
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics 2007-02-01, 2007. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-00633928

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Ayn Rand
Published by Penguin Classics
ISBN 10: 0141188626 ISBN 13: 9780141188621
New Softcover Quantity Available: 14
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics. Book Condition: New. 2007. Paperback. Tells the story of Howard Roark, a brilliant architect who dares to stand alone against the hostility of second-hand souls. First published in 1943, this novel presents a view of man's creative potential. It is about ambition, power, gold and love. Series: Penguin Modern Classics. Num Pages: 752 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 128 x 33. Weight in Grams: 516. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780141188621

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Rand, Ayn
Published by Penguin Classics (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141188626 ISBN 13: 9780141188621
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 2007. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780141188621_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.52
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Ayn Rand
Published by Penguin Classics (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141188626 ISBN 13: 9780141188621
New Softcover Quantity Available: 14
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 2007. Book Condition: New. 2007. Paperback. Tells the story of Howard Roark, a brilliant architect who dares to stand alone against the hostility of second-hand souls. First published in 1943, this novel presents a view of man's creative potential. It is about ambition, power, gold and love. Series: Penguin Modern Classics. Num Pages: 752 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 128 x 33. Weight in Grams: 516. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780141188621

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Ayn Rand
Published by Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 0141188626 ISBN 13: 9780141188621
New Paperback Quantity Available: 17
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand, This is Ayn Rand's story of Howard Roark, a brilliant architect who dares to stand alone against the hostility of second-hand souls. First published in 1943, this best-selling novel is a passionate defense of individualism and presents an exalted view of man's creative potential; it is a book about ambition, power, gold and love. Bookseller Inventory # B9780141188621

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.69
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Rand, Ayn
Published by Penguin Classics (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141188626 ISBN 13: 9780141188621
New Softcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 2007. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # L9780141188621

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.05
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Ayn Rand
Published by Penguin Books (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141188626 ISBN 13: 9780141188621
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141188626

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book