Literature The Best Ayn Rand Books  

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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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The Fountainhead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ayn Rand Books
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We the Living is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ayn Rand Books
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Anthem is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ayn Rand Books
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The Virtue of Selfishness is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ayn Rand Books

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

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

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Return of the Primitive: The A... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ayn Rand Books

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Philosophy: Who Needs It is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ayn Rand Books
Leonard Peikoff, Ayn Rand

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Introduction to Objectivist Ep... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ayn Rand Books
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The Art of Fiction: A Guide fo... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ayn Rand Books

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For the New Intellectual 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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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