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Fiction by Ayn Rand:

Anthem is Ayn Rand's novelette dealing with a future dominated by the collective, where the individual has been stamped out and replaced with "we."

The Foutainhead tells the story of a young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him.

Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand's masterpiece, the astounding story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world--and did.

We the Living is Ayn Rand's first novel and the closest she came to autobiography; it portrays the impact of the Russian Revolution on three people who demand the right to live their own lives.

The Early Ayn Rand is an anthology of Ayn Rand's early fiction works.

For the New Intellectual is a collection of the key philosophical passages from her novels. The 48-page title essay sweeps over the history of thought, showing how ideas control the course of history and how philosophy has served for the most part as an engine of destruction.

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Written by Objectivist Dr. Andrew Bernstein, the Cliffs Notes to Atlas Shrugged are a great companion when reading Rand's fiction, but are certainly no replacement.

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Written by Objectivist Dr. Andrew Bernstein, the Cliffs Notes to The Fountainhead are a great companion when reading Rand's fiction, but are certainly no replacement.

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Written by Objectivist Dr. Andrew Bernstein, the Cliffs Notes to Anthem are a great companion when reading Rand's fiction, but are certainly no replacement.

Non-Fiction by or about Ayn Rand:

A collection of extemporaneous lectures given by Ayn Rand on proper techniques for writing fiction.

The Ayn Rand Reader is an anthology containing excerpts from The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, as well non-fiction essays. A great introduction to Ayn Rand and her philosophy.

Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal/I> is a collection of essays by Ayn Rand, Alan Greenspan, and others about the essentials of Capitalism and why it is the moral and practical social system.

The Virtue of Selfishness: Ayn Rand's revolutionary concept of egoism. Essays on the morality of rational selfishness and the political and social implications of such a moral philosophy. Essays include: "The Objectivist Ethics," "Man's Rights," "The Nature of Government," and "Racism."

Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology: The Objectivist theory of concepts, with Ayn Rand's solution to "the problem of universals," identifying the relationship of abstractions to concretes. Includes an essay by Leonard Peikoff, and transcripts of Ayn Rand's workshops on her theory.

The Romantic Manefesto: Ayn Rand's philosophy of art, with a new analysis of the Romantic school of literature. Essays include: "Philosophy and Sense of Life," "The Psycho-Epistemology of Art," and "What Is Romanticism?"

The New Left: the Anti-Industrial Revolution: Ayn Rand's answer to environmentalism, "progressive" education, and other contemporary anti-reason movements.

Philosophy: Who Needs It?: Everybody needs philosophy - that is the theme of this book. It demonstrates that philosophy is essential in each person's life, and shows how those who do not think philosophically are the helpless victims of ideas they accept passively from others. Essays include "Philosophical Detection," and "The Metaphysical Versus the Man-Made."

The Ayn Rand Lexicon Edited by Harry Binswanger, this mini-encyclopedia of Objectivism, containing the key passages from the writings of Ayn Rand and her associates on 400 topics in philosophy and related fields.

The Voice of Reason: Essays in Objectivist Thought: Philosophy and cultural analysis, including "Who Is the Final Authority in Ethics?" Also "Religion Versus America" by Leonard Peikoff, and "Libertarianism: The Perversion of Liberty" by Peter Schwartz.

The Ayn Rand Column: A collection of Ayn Rand's columns for the Los Angeles Times, and other essays.

Ayn Rand's Marginalia: Notes Ayn Rand made in the margins of the works of more than twenty authors, including Barry Goldwater, C. S. Lewis, and Ludwig von Mises.

Letters of Ayn Rand: This collection of more than 500 letters written by Ayn Rand offers much new information on her life as philosopher, novelist, political activist, and Hollywood screenwriter. Includes letters to fans, friends and family members, celebrities, business leaders, and philosophers.

Journals of Ayn Rand: An extensive collection of Ayn Rand's thoughts - spanning forty years - on literature and philosophy, including notes on her major novels and on the development of the political philosophy of individualism. Features Ayn Rand's 1947 HUAC testimony and her notes about Communism in Hollywood.

Ayn Rand, A Sense of Life: The Companion Book The companion book to the Academy Award-nominated documentary of the same name. Contains the full script plus 224 black and white photos and 16 color photos from the movie.

Last update: Friday, October 17, 2003