The Resource Ideal : the novel and the play, Ayn Rand

Ideal : the novel and the play, Ayn Rand

Label
Ideal : the novel and the play
Title
Ideal
Title remainder
the novel and the play
Statement of responsibility
Ayn Rand
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 she 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"--
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Rand, Ayn
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3535.A547
LC item number
A6 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Actors
  • Letter writing
  • Fugitives from justice
  • Actresses
  • Letter writing
  • Fugitives from justice
  • Ideals (Aesthetics)
Target audience
adult
Label
Ideal : the novel and the play, Ayn Rand
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
pages ; cm
Isbn
9780451475558
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015001507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (DLC) 2015001507
  • 1361819
Label
Ideal : the novel and the play, Ayn Rand
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
pages ; cm
Isbn
9780451475558
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015001507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (DLC) 2015001507
  • 1361819

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