The Fountainhead is more than a novel.

The entire book is a symbolism of man's ability to create and overcome. Ayn Rand portrays this through her character Ellsworth Monkton Toohey who acts as her personified pseudo-philosopher in this seven-hundred page book.

Ayn Rand published another novel known as Anthem which attempts to illustrate her feelings and philosophies.

A short summary of The Fountainhead is impossible due to the fact that there is no official plot, except for the evolution of the characters through a time line. The book is broken into four separate sections with the four most important male characters as that section's title.

The Fountainhead is an incredible book that serves as a monument to architecture, and a monument to man's ability of creation.

Note: This book was published in the latter 1930s and was the subject of much criticism.

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