The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead
Author: Ayn Rand
Pages: 704
ISBN: 9780143194620
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Release: 2014-12-02
Editor: Penguin Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When The Fountainhead was first published, Ayn Rand's daringly original literary vision and her groundbreaking philosophy, Objectivism, won immediate worldwide interest and acclaim. This instant classic is the story of an intransigent young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him. This edition contains a special afterword by Rand’s literary executor, Leonard Peikoff, which includes excerpts from Ayn Rand’s own notes on the making of The Fountainhead. As fresh today as it was then, here is a novel about a hero—and about those who try to destroy him.

The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead
Author: Ayn Rand
Pages: 727
ISBN: 0141188626
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Release: 2007
Editor: Penguin Modern Classics
Language: en

Explanation of the 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

The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead
Author: Ayn Rand
Pages: 752
ISBN: 9781101137185
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Release: 2005-04-26
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead
Author: Ayn Rand
Pages: 736
ISBN: PSU:000056309928
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Release: 2005
Editor: New American Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Originally published in 1943 and now available in a special centennial edition, this classic and controversial story of gifted architect Harold Roark, his struggle against conventional standards, and his violent love affair brilliantly addresses a number of universal themes. By the author of Atlas Shrugged. Reissue.

CliffsNotes on Rand s The Fountainhead

CliffsNotes on Rand s The Fountainhead
Author: Andrew Bernstein
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780544181564
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Release: 2011-05-18
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the familiar format. CliffsNotes on The Fountainhead explores the modern classic that made Ayn Rand famous. The book carried forth the author’s anti-communist ideals and conviction that individuals should not allow their lives to be dominated in any way by the beliefs of others. Following the story of architect Howard Roark as he attempts to achieve success on his own terms, this study guide provides summaries and critical commentaries for each part within the novel. Other features that help you figure out this important work include Personal background on the author, including a look at the philosophy she termed “Objectivism” Introduction to and synopsis of the book In-depth analyses of a broad cast of characters Critical essays on the author’s writing style and more Review section that features interactive questions and suggested essay topics and practice projects ResourceCenter with books, film and audio recordings, and Web sites that can help round out your knowledge Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Essays on Ayn Rand s The Fountainhead

Essays on Ayn Rand s The Fountainhead
Author: Robert Mayhew
Pages: 349
ISBN: 0739115782
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Release: 2007
Editor: Lexington Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this unique study of The Fountainhead, Dr. Robert Mayhew brings together historical, literary, and philosophical essays that analyze the novel's style, its use of humor, and its virtues of productivity, independence, and integrity. The essays make extensive use of previously unpublished material from the Ayn Rand Archives, offering a new collection of material to explore and consider.

The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead
Author: Douglas J. Den Uyl
Pages: 123
ISBN: UCSC:32106014821224
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Release: 1999
Editor: Macmillan Reference USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ayn Rand's 1943 masterpiece, The Fountainhead is the story of Howard Roark, an architect of enormous talent who turns down one lucrative commission after another because they would force him to modify his designs and compromise his integrity, but in spite of his refusals, or perhaps because of them, he goes on to triumph over many obstacles and establish himself as a master. Douglas Den Uyl's new study, The Fountainhead: An American Novel, is the first volume to exclusively explore Rand's most famous novel and also delve into her theory of individualism, called "objectivism." This theory eschews all government intervention into both the lives of individuals and the workings of a capitalist economy and has inspired a popular philosophical following for Rand over the years.

Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand
Author: Ayn Rand
Pages: 1079
ISBN: 0451947673
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Release: 2009-10
Editor: Signet
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In two novels, an architect takes drastic action after someone changes the plans for one of his buildings, and government leaders seeking control over all business become frantic as leaders from industrial companies suddenly disappear.

The Fountainhead Reference Guide a to Z

The Fountainhead Reference Guide  a to Z
Author: Emre Gurgen
Pages: 484
ISBN: 9781728364384
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Release: 2020-08-28
Editor: AuthorHouse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This Reference Guide takes the form of a Fountainhead Encyclopedia with several independent sections: a complete character dictionary; a dictionary of relationships between characters; a lexicon of the book’s buildings and media outlets; a catalogue of the novel’s various groups and associations; a timeline of the book’s events; a classification of Ayn Rand’s symbols; and a directory of the Fountainhead’s locations. Besides organizing most of the Fountainhead’s facts logically, this Reference Guide also provides a table of Ayn Rand’s fiction & nonfiction, a spreadsheet of works by Objectivist Intellectuals, and a glossary of architectural terms. It also analyzes some of the book’s themes with reference to plot-specifics. So that Fountainhead scholars can cite neutral book facts to support their intellectual – hopefully objectivist – positions.

Shinto

Shinto
Author: Jean Herbert
Pages: 624
ISBN: 9781136903762
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Release: 2010-10-18
Editor: Routledge
Language: ru

Explanation of the Book:

Shinto, the national indigenous religion of Japan has supplied Japan with the basic structure of its mentality and behaviour. Although its classical texts have been translated into English this volume was the first major study of this important religion. The book is a complete picture of Shinto, its history and internal organization, its gods and mythology, its temples and priests, its moral and worship. The volume also describes the metaphysics, mystic and spiritual disciplines and overall is one of the most authentic and authoritative surveys of Shinto of the twentieth century.

Ayn Rand Reader

Ayn Rand Reader
Author: Ayn Rand
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781101137253
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Release: 1999-01-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Fountainhead, which became one of the most influential and widely read philosophical novels of the twentieth century, made Ayn Rand famous. An impassioned proponent of reason, rational self-interest, individualism, and laissez-faire capitalism, she expressed her unique views in numerous works of fiction and non-fiction that have been brought together for the first time in this one-of-a-kind volume.Containing excerpts from all her novels--including Atlas Shrugged, Anthem, and We The Living--The Ayn Rand Reader is a perfect introduction for those who have never read Rand, and provides teachers with an excellent guide to the basics of her viewpoint.

The Fountainhead Reference Guide

The Fountainhead Reference Guide
Author: Emre Gurgen
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781728330716
Available:
Release: 2019-10-10
Editor: AuthorHouse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This Reference Guide takes the form of a Fountainhead Encyclopedia with several independent sections: a complete character dictionary; a dictionary of relationships between characters; a lexicon of the book’s buildings and media outlets; a catalogue of the novel’s various groups and associations; a timeline of the book’s events; a classification of Ayn Rand’s symbols; and a directory of the Fountainhead’s locations. Besides organizing most of the Fountainhead’s facts logically, this Reference Guide also provides a table of Ayn Rand’s fiction & nonfiction, a spreadsheet of works by Objectivist Intellectuals, and a glossary of architectural terms. It also analyzes some of the book’s themes with reference to plot-specifics. So that Fountainhead scholars can cite neutral book facts to support their intellectual – hopefully objectivist – positions.

The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead
Author: Ayn Rand
Pages: 720
ISBN: PSU:000043639526
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Release: 1996-09
Editor: Turtleback Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For use in schools and libraries only. The story of a gifted architect, his struggle against conventional standards, and his violent love affair.

The Fountainhead of Religion

The Fountainhead of Religion
Author: Ganga Prasad
Pages: 280
ISBN: 1585090549
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Release: 2000
Editor: Book Tree
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Prasad writes that the Vedas are the oldest written source of theology and, ultimately, the source of all other theological systems. He takes major religious themes--such as good and evil, the afterlife, resurrection and the name used for god in the religions of Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism and others--and traces them back to the Vedas.

A Study Guide for Ayn Rand s The Fountainhead

A Study Guide for Ayn Rand s The Fountainhead
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 15
ISBN: 9781410335845
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Release: 2015-09-24
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Study Guide for Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

We the Living

We the Living
Author: Ayn Rand
Pages: 464
ISBN: 1101137665
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Release: 2009-05-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ayn Rand's first published novel, a timeless story that explores the struggles of the individual against the state in Soviet Russia. First published in 1936, We the Living portrays the impact of the Russian Revolution on three human beings who demand the right to live their own lives and pursue their own happiness. It tells of a young woman’s passionate love, held like a fortress against the corrupting evil of a totalitarian state. We the Living is not a story of politics, but of the men and women who have to struggle for existence behind the Red banners and slogans. It is a picture of what those slogans do to human beings. What happens to the defiant ones? What happens to those who succumb? Against a vivid panorama of political revolution and personal revolt, Ayn Rand shows what the theory of socialism means in practice. Includes an Introduction and Afterword by Ayn Rand’s Philosophical Heir, Leonard Peikoff

Return to the Fountainhead of the Faith Explore World Ideologies Church History Christianity s Jewish Roots Second Revised Edition

Return to the Fountainhead of the Faith  Explore World Ideologies  Church History   Christianity s Jewish Roots  Second Revised Edition
Author: Shelley Wood Gauld
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781105704901
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Release: 2021
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

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Summary of Ayn Rand s The Fountainhead by Milkyway Media

Summary of Ayn Rand   s The Fountainhead by Milkyway Media
Author: Milkyway Media
Pages: 33
ISBN:
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Release: 2018-08-31
Editor: Milkyway Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Fountainhead (1943) by Ayn Rand is a novel about a group of fictional architects and their critics in the 1920s and ’30s. Set mostly in New York City, the story follows Howard Roark, a young, preternaturally assured architect, and Peter Keating, his fair-weather friend and quasi-rival, through the ups and downs of their careers and personal lives… Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Author: Christopher Sanderson,Ayn Rand
Pages: 106
ISBN: 151908546X
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Release: 2016-12-06
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead adapted from the film for the theatre verbatim in her words.

Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged
Author: Ayn Rand
Pages: 1088
ISBN: 9781101137192
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Release: 2005-04-21
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand’s magnum opus: a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Who is John Galt? When he says that he will stop the motor of the world, is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battles not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this book. You will discover why a productive genius becomes a worthless playboy...why a great steel industrialist is working for his own destruction...why a composer gives up his career on the night of his triumph...why a beautiful woman who runs a transcontinental railroad falls in love with the man she has sworn to kill. Atlas Shrugged, a modern classic and Rand’s most extensive statement of Objectivism—her groundbreaking philosophy—offers the reader the spectacle of human greatness, depicted with all the poetry and power of one of the twentieth century’s leading artists.