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Atlas shrugged by Ayn Rand( Book )

221 editions published between 1957 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 8,660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a man who said he would stop the motor of the world--and did. This novel is the setting for the author's philosophy of objectivism
The fountainhead by Ayn Rand( Book )

267 editions published between 1943 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 8,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the story of an intransigent young architect, Howard Roark, of his violent battle against a mindless status quo, and of his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who worships him yet struggles to defeat him. In order to build his kind of buildings according to his own standards, Roark must fight against every variant of human corruption
Anthem by Ayn Rand( Book )

274 editions published between 1938 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 5,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Equality 7-2521 lives in the Dark Ages of the future, where all decisions are made by committee, all people live in collectives, all traces of individualism have been wiped out. But the spark of individual thought and freedom still burns in Equality 7-2521, a passion which he has been taught to call sinful. In a purely egalitarian world, he dares to stand forth from the herd -- to think and choose for himself, to discover electricity, and to love the woman of his choice. Now he has been marked for death for committing the ultimate sin: in a world where the great "we" reign supreme, he has rediscovered the lost and holy word "I". This provocative book is an anthem sung in praise of man's ego
We the living by Ayn Rand( Book )

152 editions published between 1936 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 3,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the time of the Russian Revolution, Kira is torn between two men who love her, one a Communist, the other an aristocrat
Atlas shrugged by Ayn Rand( Recording )

78 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world, and did. Is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battle not against his enemys but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will learn the answers to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this remarkable book. Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, "Atlas shrugged" is Ayn Rand's magnum opus, which launched an ideology and a movement. With the publication of this work in 1957, Rand gained an instant following and became a phenomenon. "Atlas shrugged" emerged as a premier moral apologia for Capitalism, a defense that had an electrifying effect on millions of readers (and now listeners) who have never heard Capitalism defended in other than technical terms
The virtue of selfishness : a new concept of egoism by Ayn Rand( Book )

75 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sets forth the moral principles of objectivism, the philosophy that holds men's life as the standard of moral values and regards altruism as incompatible with man's nature and a free society
Capitalism, the unknown ideal by Ayn Rand( Book )

57 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The foundations of capitalism are being battered by a flood of altruism, which is the cause of the modern world's collapse. This is the view of Ayn Rand, a view so radically opposed to prevailing attitudes that it constitutes a major philosophic revolution. In this series of essays, she presents her stand on the persecution of big business, the causes of war, the default of conservatism, and the evils of altruism. Here is a challenging new look at modern society by one of the most provocative intellectuals on the American scene. This edition includes two articles by Ayn Rand which did not appear in the hardcover edition: The Wreckage of the Consensus," which presents the Objectivists views on Vietnam and the draft; and Requiem for Man," an answer to the Papal encyclical Progresso Populorum
The fountainhead by Ayn Rand( Recording )

61 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fountainhead is an unprecedented phenomenon in modern literature. Arguably the century's most challenging novel of ideas, The Fountainhead is the story of a gifted young architect, his violent battle with conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with the beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him. In his fight for success, he first discovers, then rejects, the seductive power of fame and money, finding that in the end, creative genius must triumph. His battle against mediocrity gives a gripping new dimension to the concept of evil. The Fountainhead is at once dramatic, poetic, and demanding. A statement of principles for its author, the novel champions the cause of individualism and remains one of the towering books on the contemporary intellectual scene
For the new intellectual : the philosophy of Ayn Rand by Ayn Rand( Book )

40 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A challenge to the prevalent philosophical doctrines of our time & the atmosphere of guilt, of panic, of despair, of boredom, & of all-pervasive evasion that they create. One of the most controversial figures on the intellectual scene, the author was the proponent of a moral philosophy-an ethic of rational self-interest, that stands in sharp opposition to the ethics of altruism & self-sacrifice
The fountainhead by King Vidor( Visual )

28 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An idealistic, uncompromising architect (Cooper) refuses to change his designs. When he finds out that his plans for a public housing project have been radically altered, he blows up the building and winds up in court defending his actions
The romantic manifesto; a philosophy of literature by Ayn Rand( Book )

31 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in English and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this beautifully written and brilliantly reasoned book, Ayn Rand throws a new light on the nature of art and its purpose in human life. Once again Miss Rand eloquently demonstrates her refusal to let popular catchwords and conventional ideas stand between her and the truth as she has discovered it. The Romantic Manifesto takes its place beside The Fountainhead as one of the most important achievements of our time." --Publisher's description
Night of January 16th; a play by Ayn Rand( Book )

40 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in English and Turkish and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night of January 16th leaves the answers to the mystery of an international magnate's death up to the reader. The play is a gripping drama about the rise and destruction of a brilliant and ruthless man, the suspense never letting up for a moment
Philosophy, who needs it by Ayn Rand( Book )

29 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these essays, Ayn Rand reveals the hidden philosophic premises at work in the human soul. Her powerful mind ranges to every corner of the culture; her brilliant pen writes with the dispassionate clarity and passionate eloquence that are her literary trademarks. The book's theme is expressed in the title essay, originally given as an address to a graduating class at West Point. To the question: "Who needs philosophy?" Miss Rand answere: "Everyone." "A philosophic system," she writes, "is and intefrated view of existence. As a human being, you have no choice about the fact that you need philosophy. Your only choice is whether you define your philosophy by conscious, rational, disciplined process of thought ... or let your subconscious accumulate a junk heap of unwarranted conclusions ..." Philosophy, according to Ayn Rand, is the fundamental factor in human life; consciously or subconsciously, it is the basic factor that shapes the character of men, and the culture and destiny of nations. It shapes them for good or for evil, depending on the kind of philosophy they accept. Our choice, Miss Rand holds, is this : a philosophy of reason, rational selfishness, and laissez-faire capitalism--or a philosophy of irrationalism, altruism, and collectivism. Today's world, she believes, is being destroyed by these latter ideas. The philosophy of reason she offers as the alternative is called Objectivism
Anthem by Ayn Rand( Recording )

41 editions published between 1946 and 2017 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He lived in the dark ages of the future. In a loveless world he dared to love the woman of his choice. In an age that had lost all trace of science and civilization he had the courage to seek and find knowledge. But these were not the crimes for which he would be hunted. He was marked for death because he had committed the unpardonable sin: he had stood forth from the mindless human herd. He was a man alone. Ayn Rand's classic tale of a future dark age of the great "We"--In which individuals have no name, no independence, and no values-anticipates her later masterpieces, The fountainhead and Atlas shrugged
Introduction to objectivist epistemology by Ayn Rand( Book )

35 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today man's mind is under attack by all the leading schools of philosophy. We are told that we cannot trust our senses, that logic is arbitrary, that concepts have no basis in reality. Ayn Rand opposes that torrent of nihilism, and she provides the alternative in this eloquent presentation of the essential nature--and power--of man's conceptual faculty. She offers a startlingly original solution to the problem that brought about the collapse of modern philosophy: the problem of universals. This brilliantly argued, superbly written work, together with an essay by philosophy professor Leonard Peikoff, is vital reading for all those who seek to discover that human beings can and should live by the guidance of reason."--Publisher description
The early Ayn Rand : a selection from her unpublished fiction by Ayn Rand( Book )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Husband I bought -- Night king -- Good copy -- Escort -- Her second career -- Red pawn -- We the living (unpublished excerpts) -- Ideal -- Think twice -- Fountainhead (unpubilshed excerpts) -- Simplest thing in the world
Ideal : the novel and the play by Ayn Rand( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Originally conceived as a novel but then transformed into a play by Ayn Rand, Ideal is the story of beautiful but tormented actress Kay Gonda. Accused of murder, she is on the run, and she turns for help to six fans who have written letters to her, each telling her that she represents their ideal a respectable family man, a far-left activist, a cynical artist, an evangelist, a playboy, and a lost soul. Each reacts to her plight in his own way, their reactions a glimpse into their secret selves and their true values. In the end, their responses to her pleas give Kay the answers she has been seeking. Ideal was written in 1934 as a novel, but Ayn Rand thought the theme of the piece would be better realized as a play and put the novel aside. Now both versions of Ideal are available for the first time ever to the millions of Ayn Rand fans around the world, giving them a unique opportunity to explore the creative process of Rand as she wrote first a book, then a play, and the differences between the two"--
The New Left : the anti-industrial revolution by Ayn Rand( Book )

29 editions published between 1971 and 1993 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of nonfiction : a guide for writers and readers by Ayn Rand( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Takes readers step by step through the writing process, providing insightful observations and invaluable techniques."--Cover
The Ayn Rand lexicon : objectivism from A to Z by Ayn Rand( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prolific writer, bestselling novelist, and world-renowned philosopher, Ayn Rand defined a full system of thought--from epistemology to aesthetics. Her writing is so extensive and the range of issues she covers so enormous that those interested in finding her discussions of a given topic may have to search through many sources to locate the relevant passage. The Ayn Rand Lexicon brings together all the key ideas of her philosophy of Objectivism. Begun under Rand's supervision, this unique volume is an invaluable guide to her philosophy or reason, self-interest and laissez-faire capitalism--the philosophy so brilliantly dramatized in her novels The Fountainhead, We the Living, and Anthem
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Aina Renda

Ajn Rand

Ayn, Rand.

Ayn Rand Amerikaans schrijfster (1905-1982)

Ayn Rand amerykańska pisarka pochodzenia rosyjskiego, filozof

Ayn Rand filósofa y escritora estadounidense

Ayn Rand philosophe américaine

Ayn Rand Russian-American novelist and philosopher

Ayn Rand scrittrice, filosofa e sceneggiatrice statunitense

Ayn Rand US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Philosophin russischer Herkunft

Ayn Randová americká spisovateľka a filozofka

O’Connor, Ayn Rand

O'Connor, Ayn R. 1905-1982

O'Connor, Ayn Rand.

O'Connor Ayn Rand 1905-1982

Rand A.

Rand A. 1905-1982

Rand, Ain

Rand, Ain, 1905-1982

Rand, Ayn 1905-1982

Rènd, Ajn.

Rėnd, Ajn 1905-1982

Renda, Aina 1905-1982

Rosenbaum, Alice

Rosenbaum Alice 1905-1982

Rosenbaum, Alisa 1905-1982

Rosenbaum, Alisa Zinovievna, 1905-1982

Rosenbaum, Alisa Zinov'yevna 1905-1982

Rosenbaum, Alissa.

Rosenbaum, Alissa 1905-1982

Rosenbaum, Alissa Zinovievna

Rosenbaum, Alissa Zinovievna 1905-1982

Rosenbaum, Any 1905-1982

Rozenbaum, Alicja.

Rozenbaum, Alisa 1905-1982

Rozenbaum, Alisa Zinov’evna 1905-1982

Rozenbaum, Alisa Zinov'evna

Rozenbaum, Alisa Zinovievna 1905-1982

Rozenbaum, Alisa Zinovjevna

Rozenbaum, Alissa Zinov'evna.

Rozenbauma, Alise 1905-1982

Άυν Ραντ

Айн Ранд

Айн Ренд

Айн Рэнд американская писательница и философ

Ајн Ранд

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Розенбаум А. З

Розенбаум А. З. 1905-1982

Розенбаум, Алиса Зиновьевна

Розенбаум, Алиса Зиновьевна 1905-1982

Рэнд А

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Рэнд Э. 1905-1982

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רנד, איין 1905-1982

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랜드, 아인 1905-1982

랜드, 에인 1905-1982

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