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The fountainhead

Author: Ayn Rand; Leonard Peikoff
Publisher: New York : Plume, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Centennial editionView all editions and formats
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.

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Genre/Form: Philosophical literature
Romance fiction
Didactic fiction
Psychological fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rand, Ayn.
New York : Plume, 2005, c1943
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ayn Rand; Leonard Peikoff
ISBN: 0452286751 9780452286757 0452286379 9780452286375 0452273331 9780452273337
OCLC Number: 59829035
Notes: Originally published by Bobbs-Merrill in 1943.
Description: xiii, 734 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Peter Keating --
Ellsworth M. Toohey --
Gail Wynand --
Howard Roark.
Responsibility: Ayn Rand ; with an introduction by the author ; afterword by Leonard Peikoff.


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  Read more...


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