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Ideal

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED

In print for the first time ever, author and philosopher Ayn Rand's novel Ideal.


Originally conceived as a novel, but then transformed into a play by Ayn Rand, Ideal is the story of beautiful but tormented actress Kay Gonda. Accused of murder, she is on the run and turns for help to six fans who have written letters to her, each telling her that she represents their ideal - a respectable family man, a far-left activist, a cynical artist, an evangelist, a playboy, and a lost soul. Each reacts to her plight in his own way, their reactions a glimpse into their secret selves and their true values. In the end their responses to her pleas give Kay the answers she has been seeking.

Ideal was written in 1934 as a novel, but Ayn Rand thought the theme of the piece would be better realized as a play and put the novel aside. Now, both versions of Ideal are available for the first time ever to the millions of Ayn Rand fans around the world, giving them a unique opportunity to explore the creative process of Rand as she wrote first a book, then a play, and the differences between the two.

INCLUDES AN INTRODUCTION BY LEONARD PEIKOFF

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

July 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ideal
Author(s): Ayn Rand
ISBN: 0-451-47555-0 / 978-0-451-47555-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: NAL
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Paperback Editions

July 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ideal (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Ayn Rand
ISBN: 0-451-47317-5 / 978-0-451-47317-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: NAL
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July 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ideal
Author(s): AYN RAND
ISBN: 1-101-99107-0 / 978-1-101-99107-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Prakash
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Audio Editions

July 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Ideal Lib/E: The Novel and the Play
Author(s): Ayn Rand
ISBN: 1-5046-4403-4 / 978-1-5046-4403-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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July 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Ideal: The Novel and the Play
Author(s): Ayn Rand
ISBN: 1-5046-4405-0 / 978-1-5046-4405-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Ideal: The Novel and the Play
Author(s): Ayn Rand
ISBN: 1-5046-4404-2 / 978-1-5046-4404-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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July 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Ideal: The Novel and the Play
Author(s): Ayn Rand
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


July 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Ideal: The Novel and the Play
Author(s): Ayn Rand
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

July 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ideal (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Ayn Rand
Publisher: NAL
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU