Ayn Rand's first major literary success, The Fountainhead, brought her fame and fortune as well as a certain level of notoriety. The New York Times' review of the novel hailed Rand as "a writer of great power" and numerous architects stated her portrayal of die-hard individualist Howard Roark influenced their own work. On the other hand, philosopher Mark Kingwell described The Fountainhead as "Rand's best workwhich is not to say it is good." Rand's story continues to appeal to those who enjoy reading about a man who takes on the system - and wins. It also gives hope to aspiring unpublished authors; 12 publishers rejected The Fountainhead before Bobbs-Merrill accepted it. Perinn p. 15.
- Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company
- Edition: Second printing
- Date Published: 1943
- Place Published: Indianapolis/New York
- ISBN: n/a
- Condition: Good
- Signed: No
- Dust Jacket: Yes
- Jacket Condition: Good
754 p. 23 cm. Burgundy cloth hardover with gold lettering in mylar-covered dustjacket. Jacket spine faded with chipped head, some other small chips to edges. Ink signature on front free endpaper.