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The Early Ayn Rand: A Selection From Her Unpublished Fiction (Centennial Edition)

By Ayn Rand

 


Revised Edition


Edited and with an introduction and notes by Leonard Peikoff.


This remarkable, newly revised collection of Ayn Rand's early fiction—now including her previously unpublished short story, "The Night King"—ranges from beginner's exercises to excerpts from early versions of We the Living and The Fountainhead. Arranged chronologically, from 1926 through 1940, these works allow readers to follow the extraordinary trajectory of Rand's literary and intellectual growth, from a twenty-one-year-old Russian immigrant struggling to master English to the brilliant prose stylist she was to become in her mature work.


Table of Contents


Preface to the Revised Edition

Introduction


PART I: The Twenties

The Husband I Bought (c. 1926)

The Night King (c.1926)

Good Copy (c. 1927)

Escort (c. 1929)

Her Second Career (c. 1929)


PART II: The Early Thirties

Red Pawn (c. 1931-32)

We the Living (unpublished excerpts) (1930-33)

- "No" (1931)

- Kira's Viking (1931)

Ideal (1934)

PART III: The Late Thirties

Think Twice (1939)

The Fountainhead (unpublished excerpts) (1935-42)

- Vesta Dunning (1938)

- Roark and Cameron (1938)

The Simplest Thing in the World (1940)

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