Should I read Fountainhead before Atlas Shrugged?

Azeem The Fountainhead is a better place to start. Then, if you feel like it, read Anthem too. Elizabeth Dixon I see this thread is 4 years old, but for anyone who currently has this same question, I would recommend reading We The Living before either The Fountainhead or Atlas Shrugged.

How long is Atlas Shrugged book?

At 63 hours long, this is the definition of a marathon listening session, but I think it’s worth it. Atlas Shrugged is a long story, which presents Ayn Rand’s theory of objectivism through a number of speeches and discussions, but it also has a great fictional narrative that goes along side it.

Is the fountainhead a good book?

The Fountainhead serves as an excellent introduction to both Ayn Rand’s writing and her philosophy of Objectivism. All of the major intellectual themes that inform Rand’s fiction and her subsequent philosophy are presented clearly in this novel.

Is the fountainhead a classic?

This modern classic is the story of intransigent young architect Howard Roark, whose integrity was as unyielding as granite…of Dominique Francon, the exquisitely beautiful woman who loved Roark passionately, but married his worst enemy…and of the fanatic denunciation unleashed by an enraged society against a great

Is the fountainhead about Frank Lloyd Wright?

The Fountainhead, novel by Ayn Rand, published in 1943. An exposition of the author’s anticommunist philosophy of “objectivism,” The Fountainhead tells of the struggle of genius architect Howard Roark—said to be based on Frank Lloyd Wright—as he confronts conformist mediocrity.


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