This is a fiction work provided by one of the most renowned objectivist ,Ayn Rand.
The book basically revolves around followingcharacters:
Howard Roark : The leading character. An innovative architect, who wants to give new heights to architecture by bringing modernism in the designs and is ready to leave the entire system behind to gain his method of designing in a society where it is believed that all the works of beauty have alraedy been designed.
He is neither selfish nor very kind.
He is just a strong peson who wants to live accordinbg to his own rules and believes that all the productivity is an outcome of innovation and one's love for one's work.
Ellsworth Toohey : A cunning charatcer, who knows the weekness of the masses ,and how to manipulatethem to his own selfish interests and thus to win the entire world to his feets by using manipulativ elanguage and methods, by talking all the nonsense about collective interest, selflessness, duties..
Dominique Francon: The love interest of Howard, a strong person, a character who is intensely disgusted by the methods of the society and initially wants to potect Howard from the pangs of sociey by breaking him and merging him with the society.Later she recognises the strength of Howard and starts loving him,supporting him in his every cause.
Gail Wynand : A wealthy person, who has always acheived whatever he wanted, by sheer hard-work and by employing peopl like Toohey.
He becomes friend of Howark ,impressed by the strength of his character. He marries Francon, felling in love with her beauty, unaware of the future lying ahead.
All he has ever done has been fair except for his onw weekness, lust for power, which Howard takes care off, gently.
The main ataction of the novel is the court-scene in which Howard describes how the means to innovation and creativity have bben affected by the mediocrity, the masses, due to their lack of belief in any new ii\nnovation and how it is the root-cause of all the prevalent problems inb the society and how a better societyu can be acheived if each and every person starts loving his work and sratrs workin for the sake of his love of his work, individually.
A must read.....