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Fountainhead, the (1943) [Novel]
by Ayn Rand Rating: Weighted - 8.1 / Average - 8.1 of 10 (61 votes) (Rate!)
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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.

Original title: The Fountainhead
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics


  • Dedication: "To Frank O'Connor"


Edition #1: Fountainhead, the

Fountainhead, the (1943)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Ayn Rand is 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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Fountainhead, the (1952)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: 0451191153
Pages: 720

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Fountainhead, the (1943)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill Co
Pages: 752

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