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The Fountainhead | Study Guide

Ayn Rand

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Author

Ayn Rand

Year Published

1943

Type

Novel

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

The Fountainhead is related from a third-person omniscient point of view that is often filtered through the main characters. These narrative points of view are subjective in that they all support or offer counterarguments to Rand's philosophical views.

Tense

The Fountainhead is written in the past tense.

About the Title

Ayn Rand wrote in a 1945 letter "to the Readers of The Fountainhead" that "The meaning is: the ego is the fountainhead of human achievement and progress." In other words, Rand advocates living an original and individualistic life sprung from an original source or a fountainhead.

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