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Rand's finest and most influential novel, basis for the 1949 King Vidor film starring Gary Cooper and Patrician Neal
Early printing in first state cloth with the following points: Page 9: The page number "9" looks like an "o". Page 321 Line 5: "refrred". Page 381 Line 4: " G.W., the "G" is shorter than the "W". Page 480 Line 2: Dominique misspelled "Domininque”.
Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. minor spine fade. Bookplate and small gift inscription.
This 1943 novel by Ayn Rand and was her first major literary success.
The novel's protagonist, Howard Roark, is an individualistic young architect who refuses to compromise his artistic and personal vision for worldly recognition and success.
The story follows his battle to practice modern architecture while opposed by an establishment centered on tradition. Roark embodies what Rand believed to be the ideal man, and his struggle reflects Rand's belief that individualism is superior to collectivism.