The Night of January 16thby Ayn Rand
To the world, he was a startlingly successful international tycoon, head of a vast financial empire. To his beautiful secretary-mistress, he was a god-like hero to be served with her mind, soul and body. To his aristocratic young wife, he was an elemental force of nature to be tamed. To his millionaire father-in-law, he was a giant whose single error could be used
To the world, he was a startlingly successful international tycoon, head of a vast financial empire. To his beautiful secretary-mistress, he was a god-like hero to be served with her mind, soul and body. To his aristocratic young wife, he was an elemental force of nature to be tamed. To his millionaire father-in-law, he was a giant whose single error could be used to destroy him.
What kind of man was Bjorn Faulkner? Only you, the reader, can decide.
On one level, Night of January 16th is a totally gripping drama about the rise and destruction of a brilliant and ruthless man. On a deeper level, it is a superb dramatic objectification of Ayn Rand's vision of human strength and weakness. Since its original Broadway success, it has achieved vast worldwide popularity and acclaim.
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This book was forced upone me for my summer reading list for Honors English II & I was very surprised. I thought, "Oh dear, a book from 200 hundred years ago thats going to boy me to tears. Can't wait to read that." I put if off for as long as I could but crunch time came & I had to force myself through it. (I'm such a great Honors student aren't I?) And I loved this book so much I couldn't put it down! I read it in under an hour! The way Rand wrote this was amazing. It's an incredible book that everyone should read. :D
This is Rand's classic Broadway hit play -- a murder mystery with the jury chosen from the audience, in which the jurors' decide the defendant's innocence or guilt based upon their own philosophical outlooks. It's a terrific gimmick, and thought-provoking. This is Rand's original version; but beware the amateur playbook edition, a vandalized version rewritten by some nobody named Nathaniel Reeid. The amateur edition totally destroys Rand's characterizations, ideas, and much of the plot, reducing the story to a lame melodrama. For those wanting a good read, or a wonderful play to put on in community or college theater, THIS is the version to buy.
Ayn Rand's mystery induced a lot of thought on my part. As the play progressesd, I found I didn't know who to trust. Once I was convinced of Karen Andre's innocence- or guilt, a new piece of evidence came up to disprove my verdict.
I read it in one sitting and loved it. The twists and turns in this old story makes it a classic. I know you'll all enjoy it!