Most widely held works about Ayn Rand
Most widely held works by Ayn Rand
Atlas shrugged by Ayn Rand ( Book )
151 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 5,228 libraries worldwide
This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world, and did. Is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battle not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? The answers to these questions become clear when the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this remarkable book is uncovered . Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, "Atlas shrugged" is Ayn Rand's magnum opus, and a premier moral apologia for Capitalism.
The fountainhead by Ayn Rand ( Book )
227 editions published between 1943 and 2010 in 17 languages and held by 5,225 libraries worldwide
Here is the story of an intransigent young architect, Howard Roark, of his violent battle against a mindless status quo, and of his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who worships him yet struggles to defeat him. In order to build his kind of buildings according to his own standards, Roark must fight against every variant of human corruption.
Anthem by Ayn Rand ( Book )
162 editions published between 1938 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 4,064 libraries worldwide
Equality 7-2521 lives in the Dark Ages of the future, where all decisions are made by committee, all people live in collectives, all traces of individualism have been wiped out. But the spark of individual thought and freedom still burns in Equality 7-2521, a passion which he has been taught to call sinful. In a purely egalitarian world, he dares to stand forth from the herd -- to think and choose for himself, to discover electricity, and to love the woman of his choice. Now he has been marked for death for committing the ultimate sin: in a world where the great "we" reign supreme, he has rediscovered the lost and holy word "I". This provocative book is an anthem sung in praise of man's ego.
We the living by Ayn Rand ( Book )
102 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 2,495 libraries worldwide
In the time of the Russian Revolution, Kira is torn between two men who love her, one a Communist, the other an aristocrat.
The virtue of selfishness, a new concept of egoism by Ayn Rand ( Book )
36 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,597 libraries worldwide
Ayn Rand set forth the moral principles of objectivism, the philosophy that holds man's life-- the life proper to a rational being-- as the standard of moral values and regards altruism as incompatible with man's nature, with the creative requirements of his survival, and with a free society.
For the new intellectual; the philosophy of Ayn Rand by Ayn Rand ( Book )
31 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in English and Turkish and held by 1,595 libraries worldwide
A challenge to the prevalent philosophical doctrines of our time & the atmosphere of guild, of panic, of despair, of boredom & of all-pervasive evasion that they create. One of the most controversial figures on the intellectual scene, the author was the proponent of a moral philosophy-an ethic of rational self-interest, that stands in sharp opposition to the ethics of altruism & self-sacrifice.
Capitalism, the unknown ideal by Ayn Rand ( Book )
42 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,550 libraries worldwide
The foundations of capitalism are being battered by a flood of altruism, which is the cause of the modern world's collapse. This is the view of Ayn Rand, a view so radically opposed to prevailing attitudes that it constitutes a major philosophic revolution. In her series of essays, she presents her stand on the persecution of big business, the causes of war, the default of conservatism, and the evils of altruism. This collection of twenty-six essays includes twenty by Ayn Rand as well as three essays by Alan Greenspan, two by Nathaniel Branden, and one by Robert Hessen. They constitute a challenging look at modern society by some of America's most provocative intellectuals.
Philosophy, who needs it by Ayn Rand ( Book )
29 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,300 libraries worldwide
In these essays, Ayn Rand reveals the hidden philosophic premises at work in the human soul. Her powerful mind ranges to every corner of the culture; her brilliant pen writes with the dispassionate clarity and passionate eloquence that are her literary trademarks. The book's theme is expressed in the title essay, originally given as an address to a graduating class at West Point. To the question: "Who needs philosophy?" Miss Rand answere: "Everyone." "A philosophic system," she writes, "is and intefrated view of existence. As a human being, you have no choice about the fact that you need philosophy. Your only choice is whether you define your philosophy by conscious, rational, disciplined process of thought...or let your subconscious accumulate a junk heap of unwarranted conclusions........" Philosophy, according to Ayn Rand, is the fundamental factor in human life; consciously or subconsciously, it is the basic factor that shapes the character of men, and the culture and destiny of nations. It shapes them for good or for evil, depending on the kind of philosophy they accept. Our choice, Miss Rand holds, is this : a philosophy of reason, rational selfishness, and laissez-faire capitalism--or a philosophy of irrationalism, altruism, and collectivism. Today's world, she believes, is being destroyed by these latter ideas. The philosophy of reason she offers as the alternative is called Objectivism.
The romantic manifesto; a philosophy of literature by Ayn Rand ( Book )
21 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 1,205 libraries worldwide
Collection of essays on the nature of art and its purpose in human life.
Night of January 16th; a play by Ayn Rand ( Book )
13 editions published between 1963 and 1987 in English and held by 1,019 libraries worldwide
Night of January 16th leaves the answers to the mystery of an international magnate's death up to the reader. The play is a gripping drama about the rise and destruction of a brilliant and ruthless man, the suspense never letting up for a moment.
Journals of Ayn Rand by Ayn Rand ( Book )
15 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 836 libraries worldwide
Rarely has a writer and thinker of the stature of Ayn Rand afforded us access to her most intimate thoughts and feelings. From Journals of Ayn Rand, we gain an invaluable new understanding and appreciation of the woman, the artist, and the philosopher, and of the enduring legacy she has left us.
The early Ayn Rand : a selection from her unpublished fiction by Ayn Rand ( Book )
24 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 814 libraries worldwide
Includes a selection of early short stories, excerpts from "The Fountainhead," and two full-length plays, with a critical introduction to the writer as an artist and philosopher.
Letters of Ayn Rand by Ayn Rand ( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 812 libraries worldwide
The voice of reason : essays in objectivist thought by Ayn Rand ( Book )
25 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 767 libraries worldwide
Denouncing the Soviet Union and all things liberal, this collection of essays and speeches by acclaimed philosopher Ayn Rand touches on an abundance of Cold War issues. Although Rand dies in 1982, her no nonsense political views serve as a foundation for contemporary conservatism.
The fountainhead ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1943 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 764 libraries worldwide
An uncompromising architect refuses to change his designs and when he discovers the plans for one of his buildings has been changed, he blows up the structure and attempts to defend his actions.
Introduction to objectivist epistemology by Ayn Rand ( Book )
19 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 728 libraries worldwide
The New Left : the anti-industrial revolution by Ayn Rand ( Book )
19 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 548 libraries worldwide
The New Left cultural movement of the 1960s and early 1970s condemned everything America stood for: individualism, material wealth, science, technology, capitalism. The movement achieved limited political success but it brought about vast cultural changes that remain with us today because it faced little or no fundamental intellectual opposition. Ayn Rand was the exception, and she opposed the New Left in her 1971 anthology of essays The New Left: The Anti-Industrial Revolution. Return of the Primitive is an expanded edition of that original book and contains Rand's two additional essays "Racism" and "Global Balkanization." Also featured are three essays written after her death by Peter Schwartz, analyzing some of the ideologies that the New Left helped spawn, such as multiculturalism and environmentalism.
The art of nonfiction : a guide for writers and readers by Ayn Rand ( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 532 libraries worldwide
In 1958 and again in 1969 Ayn Rand gathered a small group of her friends and acquaintances and gave an informal course on writing. At once a fascinating philosophical discourse on the art of creation and an invaluable guide for the aspiring writer, these edited transcripts are a treasure that will challenge, edify and illuminate the way to more powerful writing.
The Ayn Rand lexicon : objectivism from A to Z by Ayn Rand ( Book )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 378 libraries worldwide
My years with Ayn Rand by Nathaniel Branden ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 358 libraries worldwide
The relationship between Rand and Branden changed over eighteen yaears from student and teacher, to friends, to colleagues, to lovers and finally antagonists.
Aesthetics Architects Audiobooks Audiobooks Biography Branden, Nathaniel Capitalism Civilization, Modern Conduct of life Criticism, interpretation, etc. Diaries Drama Economic history Egoism Fiction Friendship History Individualism Individuality Interviews Literature Literature--Philosophy Man-woman relationships Men--Psychology Moral conditions Novelists, American Object (Philosophy) Objectivism (Philosophy) Objectivity Philosophers Philosophy Philosophy, Modern Political and social views Political culture Political science Political science--Philosophy Psychological fiction Psychologists Rand, Ayn Records and correspondence Relations with women Right and left (Political science) Science fiction Soviet Union Time travel United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Women and literature Women novelists, American Women philosophers
O'Connor, Ayn R. 1905-1982
O'Connor, Ayn Rand.
O'Connor, Ayn Rand, 1905-1982
Rand, Ayn, 1905-
Rand, Ayn, 1905-1982
Rosenbaum, Alice 1905-1982
Rosenbaum, Alissa, 1905-1982
Rosenbaum, Alissa Zinovievna
Rosenbaum, Alissa Zinovievna 1905-1982
Rozenbaum, Alissa Zinov'evna.
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