The Fountainhead

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The Fountainhead is the second novel written by Ayn Rand. It was first published in 1943, and was her first work to receive significant attention and success. It tells the story of young architect Howard Roark, an "innovator who battles against a tradition-worshiping society."[1] It was also her first work to introduce her philosophy Objectivism, though it would be expanded upon more in her subsequent novel Atlas Shrugged.

A film adaptation of the novel, starring Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal, was released in 1949.[2]