Ayn Rand is the author of Atlas Shrugged, philosophically the most challenging bestseller of its time. Her first novel, We the Living, was published in 1936, followed by Anthem. With the publication of The Fountainhead in 1943, she achieved a spectacular and enduring success. Rand's unique philosophy, Objectivism, has gained a worldwide audience. The fundamentals of her philosophy are set forth in such books as Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology, The Virtue of Selfishness, Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, and The Romantic Manifesto. Ayn Rand died in 1982. Leonard Peikoff is universally recognized as the world's premier Any Rand scholar. He worked closely with Rand for thirty years and was designated by her as heir to her estate. He has taught philosophy at Hunter College and New York University. Dr. Peikoff's books include The Ominous Parallels and Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand. He is also the co-editor of The Ayn Rand Reader, available in a Plume edition. For further information, you can go to his website, alshow.com.Rand, Ayn is the author of 'Anthem', published 2004 under ISBN 9780452286351 and ISBN 0452286352.