Ayn Rand

Easton Press Ayn Rand books

The Fountainhead - 2 volumes - 1989
The Fountainhead - Great Books of the 20th Century (1 volume) - 1989

The Novels of Ayn Rand 4 Book Set - 2000 - including the following books :
Atlas Shrugged - 2 volumes
The Fountainhead
We The Living - Anthem

The Virtue of Selfishness: a New Concept of Egoism; with Additional Articles By Nathaniel Branden - 2007


Ayn Rand biography

Ayn Rand, born Alisa Zinovyevna Rosenbaum on February 2, 1905, in Saint Petersburg, Russia, was a prominent novelist, philosopher, and advocate of individualism and laissez-faire capitalism. Her life and works have left a profound impact on modern political and philosophical discourse. Growing up in a tumultuous period of Russian history marked by revolution and social upheaval, Rand witnessed firsthand the consequences of communist and collectivist ideologies. She developed a deep-seated aversion to authoritarianism and embraced the principles of reason, freedom, individualism, libertarianism and personal achievement.

In 1926, Rand immigrated to the United States, where she pursued a career as a screenwriter and novelist. Her first major literary success came with the publication of The Fountainhead in 1943, a novel that explores themes of individualism, integrity, and the struggle between creative independence and societal conformity. The book garnered both critical acclaim and controversy for its uncompromising celebration of individualism and exposure of communist ideology. However, it was Rand's monumental Atlas Shrugged, published in 1957, that solidified her reputation as a major intellectual figure. The novel presents a dystopian vision of a future America where individualism and innovation are stifled by government intervention and collectivist left wing policies. Through its compelling narrative and philosophical speeches, Atlas Shrugged articulates Rand's philosophy of Objectivism, which emphasizes the importance of reason, liberty, individual rights and freedom.

Throughout her life, Rand was a passionate advocate for laissez-faire capitalism and limited government. She was a strong advocate for a free market economy, grounded in the principles of individual rights and voluntary exchange, as the only moral and practical system capable of fostering human flourishing and progress. Rand's ideals continue to influence a wide range of fields, including politics, economics, and literature. Despite facing attacks from various quarters, her work remains a source of inspiration for those who champion liberty, individualism, rationality, freedom and the pursuit of self-improvement as fundamental human values. Ayn Rand passed away on March 6, 1982, but her legacy endures through her writings and the ongoing impact of her ideas on contemporary discourse. Whether admired or reviled, she undeniably left an indelible mark on the intellectual landscape of the 20th century and far beyond.

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