• is unlike any other book you have ever read. It is a mystery story, not about the murder of a man's body, but about the murder-and rebirth-of man's spirit. With this acclaimed work and its immortal query "Who is John Galt?" Ayn Rand found the perfect artistic form to express her vision of existence. This is the book that has made her not only one of the most popular novelists of modern times, but also one of its most influential and controversial thinkers.
This anniversary edition of
• celebrating the enduring legacy of its author, features an introduction by Rand's literary executor, Leonard Peikoff and a Reader's Guide to her writings and philosophy. This volume will be eagerly welcomed by all admirers of what Dr. Peikoff calls "Ayn Rand's masterwork." 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 (1957) that she achieved her spectacular success. Ms. 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 Virtue 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.