Ayn rand editor's note: may 7, 2018, is the 75th anniversary of the publication of the fountainhead to mark the occasion we are reprinting this essay from the august 30, 2010, issue of nr. Editorial review the fountainhead has become an enduring piece of literature, more popular now than when published in 1943 on the surface, it is a story of one man, howard roark, and his struggles as an architect in the face of a successful rival, peter keating, and a newspaper columnist, ellsworth toohey. In the fountainhead by ayn rand, why does ellsworth toohey want roark to fail the main problem that the scheming ellsworth toohey has with howard roarke is that roark doesn't care one wit about.
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