CliffsNotes on Rand's The Fountainhead

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the familiar format.

CliffsNotes on The Fountainhead explores the modern classic that made Ayn Rand famous. The book carried forth the author’s anti-communist ideals and conviction that individuals should not allow their ...

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Overview

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the familiar format.

CliffsNotes on The Fountainhead explores the modern classic that made Ayn Rand famous. The book carried forth the author’s anti-communist ideals and conviction that individuals should not allow their lives to be dominated in any way by the beliefs of others.

Following the story of architect Howard Roark as he attempts to achieve success on his own terms, this study guide provides summaries and critical commentaries for each part within the novel.  Other features that help you figure out this important work include

  • Personal background on the author, including a look at the philosophy she termed “Objectivism”
  • Introduction to and synopsis of the book
  • In-depth analyses of a broad cast of characters
  • Critical essays on the author’s writing style and more
  • Review section that features interactive questions and suggested essay topics and practice projects
  • ResourceCenter with books, film and audio recordings, and Web sites that can help round out your knowledge

Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764585586
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Series: Cliffs Notes Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 356,981
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 8.28 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

ANDREW BERNSTEIN holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Graduate School of the City University of New York. He teaches Philosophy at Pace University in Pleasantville, New York, and at the State University of New York at Purchase. Dr. Bernstein is a speaker for the Ayn Rand Institute and lectures on Ayn Rand's novels through-out the United states.

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Table of Contents

Life and Background of the Author.

Introduction to the Novel.

Critical Commentaries.

PART ONE: Peter Keating.

PART TWO: Ellsworth Toohey.

PART THREE: Gail Wynand.

PART FOUR: Howard Roark.

Character Analyses.

Critical Essays.

CliffsNotes Review.

CliffsNotes Resource Center.

Index.

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