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By Ayn Rand


In print for the 1st time ever, writer and thinker Ayn Rand’s novel Ideal.

Originally conceived as a singular yet then remodeled right into a play by means of Ayn Rand, Ideal is the tale of gorgeous yet tormented actress Kay Gonda. Accused of homicide, she is at the run, and she or he turns for aid to 6 fanatics who've written letters to her, each one telling her that she represents their ideal—a first rate family members guy, a far-left activist, a cynical artist, an evangelist, a playboy, and a misplaced soul. every one reacts to her plight in his personal approach, their reactions a glimpse into their mystery selves and their precise values. after all their responses to her pleas supply Kay the solutions she has been seeking.

Ideal was written in 1934 as a singular, yet Ayn Rand suggestion the topic of the piece will be greater discovered as a play and positioned the unconventional apart. Now, either types of Ideal are to be had for the 1st time ever to the thousands of Ayn Rand fanatics around the globe, giving them a distinct chance to discover the inventive technique of Rand as she wrote first a e-book, then a play, and the variations among the two.

WITH AN creation through LEONARD PEIKOFF

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