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The Best Ayn Rand Books

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List RulesVote for the Ayn Rand novels you just couldn't put down. If you haven't read a book, don't downvote it.

List of the best Ayn Rand books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Ayn Rand is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Rand is responsible for creating the philosophical system called Objectivism, and its themes and ideas are present throughout her work. If you're a huge fan of her work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Ayn Rand who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out her work if you're a big reader.

This is a list that features books like Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. What are Ayn Rand's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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    Atlas Shrugged is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ayn Rand Books
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    First Published1957-10-10

    SubjectsLiterary, Literature, Capitalism, Classics, Adventure

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Speculative fiction, Dystopia, Mystery, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    #75 of 171 35+ Books Everybody Lies About Having Read#140 of 179 The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time

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    The Fountainhead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ayn Rand Books
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    First Published1943-12

    SubjectsLiterary, Literature, Classics, Aesthetics, Individualism

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Philosophical fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    #114 of 185 The Greatest American Novels#284 of 1,233 The Best Novels Ever Written

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    We the Living is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ayn Rand Books
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    SubjectsHistory, Soviet Union

    Genres (Book)Historical fiction, Autobiographical novel, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    Anthem is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ayn Rand Books
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    Anthem

    Ayn Rand

    First Published1938

    SubjectsLiterary, Education, Literature, Classics, Adventure

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Dystopia, Fiction, Psychology, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    The Virtue of Selfishness is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ayn Rand Books

    SubjectsPhilosophy, Existentialism, Ethics

    Genres (Book)Philosophy, Sociology, Inspirational

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ayn Rand Books

    SubjectsCapitalism, Political philosophy, Atheism

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    The Romantic Manifesto is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ayn Rand Books

    SubjectsLiterature, Aesthetics

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    For the New Intellectual is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ayn Rand Books

    SubjectsPhilosophy, Epistemology, History, Atheism

    Genres (Book)Philosophy, Inspirational

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    Introduction to Objectivist Ep is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ayn Rand Books
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    First Published1979

    SubjectsPhilosophy, Epistemology, Modern philosophy, Continental philosophy

    Genres (Book)Philosophy

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    The Art of Fiction: A Guide fo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ayn Rand Books

    First Published2000

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    Philosophy: Who Needs It is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ayn Rand Books
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    Philosophy: Who Needs It

    Leonard Peikoff, Ayn Rand

    First Published1982

    SubjectsPhilosophy, Atheism

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    Return of the Primitive: The A is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ayn Rand Books

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    The Voice of Reason is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ayn Rand Books
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    The Voice of Reason

    Leonard Peikoff, Ayn Rand

    First Published1989

    SubjectsPhilosophy, Modern philosophy, Political Science

    Genres (Book)Philosophy

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    Journals of Ayn Rand is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ayn Rand Books

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    Letters of Ayn Rand is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ayn Rand Books

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