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The fountainhead
2003
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Syndetics Unbound!
Fiction/Biography Profile
Characters
Howard Roark (Male), Expelled from college for going against his professors' ideas; went to work with an architect genius who created the skyscraper; helps Peter with his design work ; struggling to find employment; refuses to alter his ideas and plans for his clients and employers; in love with Dominique; one of his works is called heretical
Peter Keating (Male), Wealthy, Divorced, Howard's college classmate; gave the professors exactly what they wanted and graduated with high honors; worked with the most successful and prestigious architect in the country; made partner after using Howard's talent; was married to Dominique
Dominique Francon (Female), Remarried, Peter's boss's daughter; critizes her father's work; outspoken; writes a column devoted to design and interior decorating; idealist; recognizes people's potential for greatness; rejected Peter's marriage proposal at first; in love with Howard; winds up marrying Peter to kill off the part of her soul that can only love Howard; remarried another man lower than Peter
Gail Wynand (Male), Married, Wealthy, Dominique's second husband; jealous; doesn't like sharing his wife; hired Howard to build his wife a house
Genre
Fiction
Classic
Topics
Architects
Rivalry
Columnists
Good vs. evil
Marriage proposals
Rejection
Success
Love triangles
Fraud
Love
Love affairs
Setting
New York - Mid-Atlantic States
Time Period
1920s-1930s -- 20th century
Summary
Table of Contents
Part 1Peter Keatingp. 3
Part 2Ellsworth M. Tooheyp. 203
Part 3Gail Wynandp. 405
Part 4Howard Roarkp. 527
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