RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 191748802 LA English T1 The fountainhead A1 Rand, Ayn., Hurt, Christopher,, PB Blackstone Audio, Inc. PP [Ashland, OR] YR 2007 SN 9780786136452 0786136456 AB The Fountainhead is an unprecedented phenomenon in modern literature. Arguably the century's most challenging novel of ideas, The Fountainhead is the story of a gifted young architect, his violent battle with conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with the beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him. In his fight for success, he first discovers, then rejects, the seductive power of fame and money, finding that in the end, creative genius must triumph. His battle against mediocrity gives a gripping new dimension to the concept of evil. The Fountainhead is at once dramatic, poetic, and demanding. A statement of principles for its author, the novel champions the cause of individualism and remains one of the towering books on the contemporary intellectual scene.