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The Fountainhead studies the conflict between artistic genius and social convention, a theme Ayn Rand later developed into the idealistic philosophy knows as Objectivism. Rand's hero is Howard Roark, a brilliant young architect who won't compromise his integrity, especially in the unconventional buildings he designs. Roark is engaged in ideological warfare with a society that despises him, an architectural community that doesn't understand him, and a woman who loves him but wants to destroy him. His struggle raises questions about society's attitude toward revolutionaries. Since this book's publication in 1943, Rand's controversial ideas have made her one of the best-selling authors of all time.
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Full title fountainhead
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display_description 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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subject_facet Architects -- Fiction, Architects -- Fiction -- Sound recordings, Audiobooks, Individualism -- Fiction, Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Man-woman relationships -- Fiction -- Sound recordings, Object (Philosophy) -- Fiction, Object (Philosophy) -- Fiction -- Sound recordings
title_display The fountainhead
title_full The Fountainhead, The fountainhead / Ayn Rand ; with a special introduction by the author ; afterword by Leonard Peikoff, The fountainhead / Ayn Rand ; with an afterword by Leonard Peikoff, The fountainhead / Ayn Rand ; with an introduction by the author ; afterword by Leonard Peikoff, The fountainhead / by Ayn Rand ; with an afterword by Leonard Peikoff, The fountainhead [sound recording] / Ayn Rand
title_short The fountainhead
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upc 025024892509