The "Fountainhead"

The "Fountainhead"

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The novel that made Ayn Rand famous, The Fountainhead is perceived as a modern classic. Taking place in New York City in the 1920s and 1930s, it chronicles the efforts of architect Howard Roark to achieve success on his own terms. It is Rand's first book to carry forth her anti-communist ideals, that individuals should think and believe independently and not allow their lives or careers to be dominated in any way by the beliefs of others. And as Roark's designs create a rub against the acceptable styles of the day, he continually is faced with selling out to the masses. But continually he refuses, and his career becomes one marked by his capacity to hold fast to his own intellectual and artistic innovation.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 130 x 208 x 10mm | 140.62g
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Cliffs Notes Inc.,U.S.
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0764585584
  • 9780764585586
  • 390,482

About Andrew Bernstein

Andrew Bernstein holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Graduate School of the City University of New York. He teaches Philosophy at Pace University in Pleasantville, New York, and at the State University of New York at Purchase. Dr. Bernstein is a speaker for the Ayn Rand Institute and lectures on Ayn Rand's novels through-out the United states.show more

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Table of contents

Life and Background of the Author. Introduction to the Novel. Critical Commentaries. PART ONE: Peter Keating. PART TWO: Ellsworth Toohey. PART THREE: Gail Wynand. PART FOUR: Howard Roark. Character Analyses. Critical Essays. CliffsNotes Review. CliffsNotes Resource Center. Index.show more

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40 ratings
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4 25% (10)
3 22% (9)
2 10% (4)
1 8% (3)
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