The Fountainhead

Ayn Rand
science fiction, mainstream
The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand

A philosophical novel.

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.

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Release date: 1943
Genres: science fiction, mainstream
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Updated: January 16, 2017