The Fountainhead

Author: Ayn Rand

Genre: Philosophy, Fiction, Classics

One of the most brilliant books ever written! A treatise on individualism and the ideal man, it also showcases the hypocrisy of the society we all live in.

Howard Roark as an architect is the famous protagonist and the author’s depiction of an ideal man. He tries to create original designs as an ode to humanity but is condemned by his peers, leaders and society for not conforming to status quo. Ayn beautifully portrays the struggle of an original thinker who does not pursue money or name, nor even a desire to help others. Just the pursuit of creative thought unbridled by any external authority.