The Fountainhead, possibly the most influential and controversial novel of ideas in American history, presents a philosophy of vital interest to anyone seeking an understanding of our present-day culture. As relevant and exciting now as it was for those who clamored to read it when it burst upon the scene in 1943, this book continues to focus worldwide attention on its brilliant author, who pointedly asks, Is it possible to be an individual in todays world? A phenomenal bestseller since its publication in 1943, The Fountainhead brought Ayn Rands philosophy of Objectivism to a worldwide audience.
As original today as it was when it was written, this novel reinvents the modern-day hero. This anniversary edition includes a special afterword by Leonard Peikoff and excerpts from Rands own notes about the book.