In the course of the novel, you will see other characters relating themselves with Roark in various important forms. They are prototypes of human character, expressed through imitation of Roark, Ayn Rand's idea of the perfect man who acts as a free spirit combined with integrity, and characters considered by her as the second-hand creatures. It is very interesting read, fascinating the readers with philosophical notions and theories.
However, the novel has its victory point, while defining its theme being individualism suppressing collectivism. The success of the novel can be determined from the fact that as far back as in 1943, when marketing tactics were not as advanced and developed as they are today, it sold over 6.5 million copies worldwide and became the best-seller.
About the Author:
Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum aka Ayn Rand was a Russian Jew born on 2nd February 1905 in Saint Petersburg. She shifted to the United States in 1926. It was there that her identity as a novelist, philosopher, playwright and screenwriter actually began. Her best-known work includes The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. As for her contribution to the philosophical discipline goes, it consists in the philosophical system called Objectivism she developed.
She was an ardent proponent of reason as the only means of acquiring knowledge against faith and religion, rejected ethical altruism and embraced ethical egoism and rational approach to life, and condemned the use of force in politics. She died in 1982.
Lelobooks.com is the leading online book shopping portal, which possesses an impressive collection of books. With over 100 lac titles and lacs of eBooks, today lelobooks has made its mark over the online industry in India, which has further helped it to be one of the leading online bookstores in India.
Lelobooks, an online bookstore has a team of professionals and connoisseurs who are dedicated and focused on bringing books of every genre with some of the limited editions that