The Fountainhead


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.

Publisher: The Bobb’s-Merrill Company Inc.

Date Published: 1980

Book Condition: Very good hardcover with minor corner bumping to boards and minor edge wear and marking to text block edges, in a good dust jacket showing some small tears and chipping to edges. Otherwise a clean, tight and unmarked copy apart from a previous owner’s inscription on the front endpaper.

ISBN: 0672506696

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