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  • ISBN: 9780452011878 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0452011876 (pbk.) :
  • ISBN: 0613357663
  • ISBN: 9780613357661
  • ISBN: 0451191145 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xv, 1168 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Plume, 1999, c1992.

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General Note:
"With an introduction by Leonard Peikoff"--Cover.
Formatted Contents Note:
pt. I. Non-contradiction -- I. The theme -- II. The chain -- III. The top and the bottom -- IV. The immovable movers -- V. The climax of the d'Anconias -- VI. The non-commercial -- VII. The exploiters and the exploited -- VIII. The John Galt line -- IX. The sacred and the profane -- X. Wyatt's torch --
pt. II. Either-or -- I. The man who belonged on Earth -- II. The aristocracy of pull -- III. White blackmail -- IV. The sanction of the victim -- V. Account overdrawn -- VI. Miracle metal -- VII. The moratorium on brains -- VIII. By our love -- IX. The face without pain or fear or guilt -- X. The sign of the dollar --
pt. III. A is A -- I. Atlantis -- II. The utopia of greed -- III. Anti-greed -- IV. Anti-life -- V. Their brothers' keepers -- VI. The concerto of deliverance -- VII. "This is John Galt speaking" -- VIII. The egoist -- IX. The generator -- X. In the name of the best within us.
Author Notes

Born February 2, 1905, Ayn Rand published her first novel, We the Living, in 1936. Anthem followed in 1938. It was with the publication of The Fountainhead (1943) and Atlas Shrugged (1957) that she achieved her spectacular success. Rand’s unique philosophy, Objectivism, has gained a worldwide audience. The fundamentals of her philosophy are put forth in three nonfiction books, Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology, The Virtues of Selfishness, and Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal. They are all available in Signet editions, as is the magnificent statement of her artistic credo, The Romantic Manifesto.

Ayn Rand was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, on February 2, 1905. At age six she taught herself to read and two years later discovered her first fictional hero in a French magazine for children, thus capturing the heroic vision which sustained her throughout her life. At the age of nine she decided to make fiction writing her career. Thoroughly opposed to the mysticism and collectivism of Russian culture, she thought of herself as a European writer, especially after encountering Victor Hugo, the writer she most admired.

During her high school years, she was eyewitness to both the Kerensky Revolution, which she supported, and—in 1917—the Bolshevik Revolution, which she denounced from the outset. In order to escape the fighting, her family went to the Crimea, where she finished high school. The final Communist victory brought the confiscation of her father's pharmacy and periods of near-starvation. When introduced to American history in her last year of high school, she immediately took America as her model of what a nation of free men could be.

When her family returned from the Crimea, she entered the University of Petrograd to study philosophy and history. Graduating in 1924, she experienced the disintegration of free inquiry and the takeover of the university by communist thugs. Amidst the increasingly gray life, her one great pleasure was Western films and plays. Long an admirer of cinema, she entered the State Institute for Cinema Arts in 1924 to study screenwriting.

In late 1925 she obtained permission to leave Soviet Russia for a visit to relatives in the United States. Although she told Soviet authorities that her visit would be short, she was determined never to return to Russia. She arrived in New York City in February 1926. She spent the next six months with her relatives in Chicago, obtained an extension to her visa, and then left for Hollywood to pursue a career as a screenwriter.

On Ayn Rand's second day in Hollywood, Cecil B. DeMille saw her standing at the gate of his studio, offered her a ride to the set of his movie The King of Kings, and gave her a job, first as an extra, then as a script reader. During the next week at the studio, she met an actor, Frank O'Connor, whom she married in 1929; they were married until his death fifty years later.

After struggling for several years at various nonwriting jobs, including one in the wardrobe department at the RKO Radio Pictures, Inc., she sold her first screenplay, "Red Pawn," to Universal Pictures in 1932 and saw her first stage play,Night of January 16th, produced in Hollywood and then on Broadway. Her first novel,We the Living, was completed in 1934 but was rejected by numerous publishers, until The Macmillan Company in the United States and Cassells and Company in England published the book in 1936. The most autobiographical of her novels, it was based on her years under Soviet tyranny.

She began writing The Fountainhead in 1935. In the character of the architect Howard Roark, she presented for the first time the kind of hero whose depiction was the chief goal of her writing: the ideal man, man as "he could be and ought to be."The Fountainhead was rejected by twelve publishers but finally accepted by the Bobbs-Merrill Company. When published in 1943, it made history by becoming a best seller through word-of-mouth two years later, and gained for its author lasting recognition as a champion of individualism.

Ayn Rand returned to Hollywood in late 1943 to write the screenplay for The Fountainhead, but wartime restrictions delayed production until 1948. Working part time as a screenwriter for Hal Wallis Productions, she began her major novel,Atlas Shrugged, in 1946. In 1951 she moved back to New York City and devoted herself full time to the completion ofAtlas Shrugged.

Published in 1957, Atlas Shrugged was her greatest achievement and last work of f

Subject: Egoism > Fiction.
Capitalism > Fiction.
Objectivism (Philosophy) > Fiction.
Genre: Adventure fiction.
Science fiction.

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