The Fountainhead is a 1943 novel by Ayn Rand. It was Rand’s first major literary success and brought her fame and financial success. More than 6.5 million copies of the book have been sold worldwide.
Does The Fountainhead need a sequel?
No. But, the world could always use more of Howard Roark. That’s what this sequel will bring. And we feel there’s more story left in Roarks life, so we’re here to tell it.
The Fountainhead’s protagonist, Howard Roark, is an individualistic young architect who chooses to struggle in obscurity rather than compromise his artistic and personal vision. The book follows his battle to practice what the public sees as modern architecture, which he believes to be superior, despite an establishment centered on tradition-worship. How others in the novel relate to Roark demonstrates Rand’s various archetypes of human character, all of which are variants between Roark, the author’s ideal man of independent-mindedness and integrity, and what she described as the “second-handers”. The complex relationships between Roark and the various kinds of individuals who assist or hinder his progress, or both, allow the novel to be at once a romantic drama and a philosophical work. Roark is Rand’s embodiment of the human spirit, and his struggle represents the triumph of individualism over collectivism.
Ayn Rand was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism. Born and educated in Russia, Rand moved to the United States in 1926. She worked as a screenwriter in Hollywood and had a play produced on Broadway in 1935–1936. After two early novels that were initially less successful, she achieved fame with her 1943 novel The Fountainhead.
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When will it be finished?
WHen it’s good and ready. We’ll be making this the way Roark would make this. It’ll be our way, it’ll be perfect, and it’ll be uncompromising. We suspect sometime within the next 18 months, however we won’t make that promise as you will hold us to it. Therefore, pledge because you care about seeing more of Howard Roark one day, and you’re willing to wait.