Rare autograph note signed by Ayn Rand

  • Ayn Rand Autograph Note Signed.

Ayn Rand Autograph Note Signed.

$1,500.00

Item Number: 95258

Rare autograph note signed by Russian-American philosopher Ayn Rand, “Ayn Rand 173 E. 74th St. New York, N.Y.” Double matted and framed with a photograph of Rand. The entire piece measures 16 inches by 14.5 inches.

Ayn Rand is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead (1943) and Atlas Shrugged (1957), and for developing a philosophical system called Objectivism. “From 1943 until its publication in 1957, [Rand] worked on the book that many say is her masterpiece, Atlas Shrugged. This novel describes how a genius named John Galt grows weary of supporting a society of ungrateful parasites and one day simply shrugs and walks away. He becomes an inspiration to like-minded men and women, all of whom eventually follow his example, until society, in its agony, calls them back to responsibility and respect. Again [as with Rand’s novel The Fountainhead in 1943] reviews were unsympathetic, and again people bought the book” (ANB). By 1984 more than five million copies of Atlas Shrugged had been sold, and in a 1991 Library of Congress survey Americans named it second only to the Bible as the book that had most influenced their lives.

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