The Night of January 16th

The Night of January 16th

by Ayn Rand


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780452264861
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/28/1971
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 770,563
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Born February 2, 1905, Ayn Rand published her first novel, We the Living, in 1936. Anthem followed in 1938. It was with the publication of The Fountainhead (1943) and Atlas Shrugged (1957) that she achieved her spectacular success. Rand’s unique philosophy, Objectivism, has gained a worldwide audience. The fundamentals of her philosophy are put forth in three nonfiction books, Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology, The Virtues of Selfishness, and Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal. They are all available in Signet editions, as is the magnificent statement of her artistic credo, The Romantic Manifesto.

Date of Birth:

February 2, 1905

Date of Death:

March 6, 1982

Place of Birth:

St. Petersburg, Russia

Place of Death:

New York, New York


Graduated with highest honors in history from the University of Petrograd, 1924

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Night of January 16th 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Madhupal2486 More than 1 year ago
I must say, this is the best play I read in my life. Bjorn Faulkner, Karen Andre and Lawrence Regan took my breath away. It is a play that takes place in a courtroom. It is not a huge story with too many incidents but a small one that leaves the whole scenario to the reader's imagination. As always, I'm impressed with Faulkner and Regan. Ayn Rand as always knows exactly what kind of men are needed in today's world. They both were fearless, they get what they want, they rule the world and when it comes to love, they give everything. Karen's love and devotion for Faulkner is beyond words. Regan who is a gangster by profession but also knows how to respect love when he sees it. I'm always amazed at the kind of main male characters that Ayn Rand designs in her books. I wonder if such men do really exist in today's world. Men who fear nothing, who have sky-high goals, who work for what they want, who refuse bow to none, who crush the rules set by the so-called society and men who love beyond any kind of scale that is ever built in this world. Hats-off to Ayn Rand! She is the hero. Read my review blog Feel free to share your views. I would be happy to hear from you. #AynRand #NightofJanuary16th #TheNightofJanuary16th #play #CourtroomAct #TheClippedNightingale #BookReview #eBookReviewer #Blogger #BAM #booksAMillion #BarnesandNoble #LibraryThing #PlumReview #Indigo #Chapters #goodreads #kindle #amazonKindle
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!