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The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead

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in category Novels

ISBN: 0452273331

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Architect Howard Roark has his own ideas about how buildings should look. Unshakably walking at the ledge of poverty, he stays true to his ideals and lets nothing distract him from what he wants. Contains rough sex and many red pill gems. Written by a woman.

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When The Fountainhead was first published, Ayn Rand's daringly original literary vision and her groundbreaking philosophy, Objectivism, won immediate worldwide interest and acclaim. This instant classic is the story of an intransigent young architect, his violent battle against conventional sta… view moreWhen The Fountainhead was first published, Ayn Rand's daringly original literary vision and her groundbreaking philosophy, Objectivism, won immediate worldwide interest and acclaim. This instant classic is the story of an intransigent young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him. This edition contains a special afterword by Rand’s literary executor, Leonard Peikoff, which includes excerpts from Ayn Rand’s own notes on the making of The Fountainhead. As fresh today as it was then, here is a novel about a hero—and about those who try to destroy him.  
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A book that shook my life

I read this book because I had read Atlas Shrugged from the same author. Back then, I adored the author as something of a goddess and expected to read nothing less than simple truth.

Ayn Rand has a cold, unemotional style that appeals to me. She says what is right and she says why. In Atlas Shrugged, it is all about capitalism and the moochers that live off the work of honest businesspeople. That book positively changed my life.

Yet The Fountainhead stirred up a lot of conflict in me which did not let me go for over a year.

For once, starting to value capitalism had led me to accept the doctrine that money buys what the buyer wants. Maybe it appealed to me simply because I used to be much of an obedient nice guy in life. Finally I thought I had the justification to not question anything. And why would I? If my boss pays, I do not care what he pays me for, I just do the stuff and am grateful. Also, if you read Economics In One Lesson, you will find many reason…

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