Ayn Rand’s Novels & Fiction

Ayn Rand’s Fiction

We the Living (1936)
“Ayn Rand’s first published novel, a timeless story that explores the struggles of the individual against the state in Soviet Russia. First published in 1936, We the Living portrays the impact of the Russian Revolution on three human beings who demand the right to live their own lives and pursue their own happiness. It tells of a young woman’s passionate love, held like a fortress against the corrupting evil of a totalitarian state.”

Anthem (1938)
Anthem is Ayn Rand’s classic tale of a dystopian future of the great “We”—a world that deprives individuals of a name or independence—that anticipates her later masterpieces, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.”

The Fountainhead (1943)
“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 creator. As fresh today as it was then, Rand’s provocative novel presents one of the most challenging ideas in all of fiction—that man’s ego is the fountainhead of human progress.”

Atlas Shrugged (1957)
“Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand’s magnum opus: a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.”

Ayn Rand’s Fiction (post 1981)

The Early Ayn Rand: A Selection From Her Unpublished Fiction
“Newly revised collection of Ayn Rand’s early fiction—including her previously unpublished short story The Night King—ranges from beginner’s exercises to excerpts from early versions of We the Living and The Fountainhead.”