The Early Ayn Rand, Revised Edition: A Selection from Her Unpublished Fiction

By Ayn Rand
Edited by Leonard Peikoff
Read by Bernadette Dunne

19.53 Hours 01/01/2006 unabridged
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This remarkable, newly revised collection of Ayn Rand’s early fiction, now including the previously unpublished short story, “The Night King,” ranges from beginner’s exercises to excerpts from early versions of We the Living and The Fountainhead.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 during a critical decade: 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. Chosen and introduced by Leonard Peikoff, Ayn Rand’s longtime associate and literary executor, each piece represents a significant advance in Rand’s evolution as artist and philosopher.

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This remarkable, newly revised collection of Ayn Rand’s early fiction, now including the previously unpublished short story, “The Night King,” ranges from beginner’s exercises to excerpts from early versions of We the Living and The Fountainhead.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 during a critical decade: 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. Chosen and introduced by Leonard Peikoff, Ayn Rand’s longtime associate and literary executor, each piece represents a significant advance in Rand’s evolution as artist and philosopher.

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Editorial Reviews

“This collection of unfinished and largely developmental short stories offers strong characters with integrity and purpose, and provides some insight into Rand’s growth as a writer. In brief, intimate readings, narrator Bernadette Dunne creates realistic characters with only slight shifts in tone. Most of the stories are written in the first person, and Dunne demonstrates her ability to realize each character without theatrics. Dunne’s voice shifts almost imperceptibly between description and dialogue, and the result is a resonating, unencumbered performance.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand (1905–1982) was born in Russia, graduated from the University of Leningrad, and came to the United States in 1926. She published her first novel in 1936. With the publication of The Fountainhead in 1943, she achieved a spectacular and enduring success, and her unique philosophy, Objectivism, gained a worldwide following.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 19.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English