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This is a bibliography for Ayn Rand and Objectivism. Objectivism is a philosophical system initially developed in the 20th century by Rand.

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Works by Ayn Rand

The lists below provide information on Ayn Rand's major works and collections. Where there are multiple editions, the primary information listed is for the first regular trade edition, with notes following about other editions if they involve revisions or additions to the content. For dramatic works, date of first production is used instead of date of first publication. Individual essays, short stories and other short items are not listed separately, but most are reproduced in the items below.

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Fiction and drama

  • Night of January 16th (1934). Stage play. Produced in Los Angeles as Woman on Trial, then on Broadway as Night of January 16th. Player's book and director's manuscript with edits by Nathaniel Edward Reeid published in 1936. Revised version by Rand published by The World Publishing in 1968.
  • We the Living (1936). New York: Macmillan. Revised edition published by Random House in 1959. 60th anniversary edition published by New American Library in 1996, includes an introduction by Leonard Peikoff, ISBN 0-525-94054-5.
  • Anthem (1938). London: Cassell and Company. Revised edition published by Pamphleteers in 1946. 50th anniversary edition published by Dutton in 1995, includes the revised edition text plus a facsimile of the first edition, ISBN 0-525-94015-4.
  • The Unconquered (1940). Stage adaptation of We the Living. Produced on Broadway but never published.
  • The Fountainhead (1943). New York: Bobbs-Merrill. 25th anniversary edition published by New American Library in 1971, includes a new introduction by Rand. 50th anniversary edition published by Bobbs-Merrill in 1993, includes an afterword by Leonard Peikoff, ISBN 0-451-17512-3.
  • Love Letters (1945). Screenplay.
  • You Came Along (1945). Screenplay, co-written with Robert Smith.
  • The Fountainhead (1949). Screenplay adaptation of her own novel.
  • Atlas Shrugged (1957). New York: Random House. 35th anniversary edition published by Dutton in 1992, includes an introduction by Leonard Peikoff, ISBN 0-525-93418-9.
  • The Early Ayn Rand: A Selection from Her Unpublished Fiction (1984). Leonard Peikoff, ed. New York: New American Library. ISBN 0-453-00465-2. Expanded second edition published in 2005, ISBN 0-451-21465-X.
  • Three Plays (2005). Richard E. Ralston, ed. New York: New American Library. ISBN 0-451-21466-8.

Non-fiction books

  • For the New Intellectual: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand (1961). New York: Random House.
  • The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism (1964). New York: New American Library. Includes essays by Nathaniel Branden. Introduction was revised in 1970.
  • Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal (1966). New York: New American Library. Includes essays by Nathaniel Branden, Alan Greenspan, and Robert Hessen. Expanded second edition published by New American Library in 1967. Introduction was revised in 1970.
  • The Romantic Manifesto: A Philosophy of Literature (1969). New York: The World Publishing. Expanded second edition published by New American Library in 1975.
  • The New Left: The Anti-Industrial Revolution (1971). New York: New American Library. Expanded second edition published by New American Library in 1975. See also Return of the Primitive below.
  • Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology (1979). New York: New American Library. ISBN 0-451-61751-7. Includes an essay by Leonard Peikoff. A booklet of Rand's title essay was published by The Objectivist in 1967. Expanded second edition published by Meridian in 1990, edited by Harry Binswanger and Leonard Peikoff, ISBN 0-453-00724-4.
  • Philosophy: Who Needs It (1982). Leonard Peikoff, ed. New York: Bobbs-Merrill. ISBN 0-672-52725-1.
  • The Voice of Reason: Essays in Objectivist Thought (1989). Leonard Peikoff, ed. New York: New American Library. ISBN 0-453-00634-5. Includes essays by Leonard Peikoff and Peter Schwartz.
  • The Ayn Rand Column: Written for the Los Angeles Times (1991). Peter Schwartz, ed. Oceanside, California: Second Renaissance Books. ISBN 1-56114-099-6. Expanded second edition published by Second Renaissance Books in 1998, ISBN 1-56114-292-1. A collection of twenty-six newspaper columns that Rand wrote for the Los Angeles Times from 1962 on, as well as six essays (with an additional three in the revised edition).
  • Ayn Rand's Marginalia: Her Critical Comments on the Writings of Over 20 Authors (1995). Robert Mayhew, ed. New Milford, Connecticut: Second Renaissance Books. ISBN 1-56114-250-6
  • Letters of Ayn Rand (1995). Michael S. Berliner, ed. New York: Dutton. ISBN 0-525-93946-6. Includes an introduction by Leonard Peikoff.
  • Journals of Ayn Rand (1997). David Harriman, ed. New York: Dutton. ISBN 0-525-94370-6. Includes a foreword by Leonard Peikoff.
  • The Ayn Rand Reader (1999) Gary Hull and Leonard Peikoff, eds. New York: Plume. ISBN 0-452-28040-0.
  • Return of the Primitive: The Anti-Industrial Revolution (1999). Peter Schwartz, ed. New York: Meridian. ISBN 0-452-01184-1. Revised edition of Rand's earlier book, The New Left, and includes essays by Schwartz.
  • Russian Writings on Hollywood (1999). Michael S. Berliner, ed.; Dina Garmong, trans. Los Angeles: Ayn Rand Institute Press. ISBN 0-9625336-3-7. Reproduces and translates two booklets previously published in Russia without Rand's knowledge.
  • Why Businessmen Need Philosophy (1999). Richard E. Ralston, ed. Los Angeles: Ayn Rand Institute Press. ISBN 0-9625336-2-9. Includes essays by Leonard Peikoff, Harry Binswanger, Edwin A. Locke, John Ridpath, Richard M. Salsman, and Jaana Woiceshyn.
  • The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers (2000). Tore Boeckmann, ed. New York: Plume. ISBN 0-452-28154-7. Includes an introduction by Leonard Peikoff.
  • The Art of Non-Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers (2001). Robert Mayhew, ed. New York: Plume. ISBN 0-452-28231-4. Includes an introduction by Peter Schwartz.
  • Ayn Rand Answers: The Best of Her Q & A (2005). Robert Mayhew, ed. New York: New American Library. ISBN 0-451-21665-2.

Periodicals edited by Ayn Rand

  • The Objectivist Newsletter. Vols. 1-4. 1962–1965. Co-edited with Nathaniel Branden.
  • The Objectivist. Vols. 5-10. 1966–1971. Co-edited with Nathaniel Branden through the April 1968 issue (Volume 7, Issue 4), then solely by Rand. Volume numbering carried over from The Objectivist Newsletter.
  • The Ayn Rand Letter. Vols. 1-4. 1971–1976.

Books about Ayn Rand or Objectivism

The books listed below are either entirely about Ayn Rand/Objectivism or contain multiple relevant chapters/essays. The main body of the list consists of books about Objectivist ideas published by academic, commercial or institutional presses. Special subsections list books about Rand's life and writing or self-published books. For books with a single relevant chapter or essay, see the list of other works below.

  • Badhwar, Neera K. (2001). Is Virtue Only a Means to Happiness?. Objectivist Studies Monographs. Poughkeepsie, New York: The Objectivist Center. ISBN 1-57724-059-6. 
  • Bernstein, Andrew (2005). The Capitalist Manifesto: The Historic, Economic and Philosophic Case for Laissez-faire. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America. ISBN 0-7618-3220-3. 
  • Bernstein, Andrew (2009). Objectivism in One Lesson: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Ayn Rand. Lanham, Maryland: Hamilton Books. ISBN 0-7618-4359-0. 
  • Bernstein, Andrew (2009). Ayn Rand for Beginners. For Beginners series. Illustrations by Own Brozman. Hanover, New Hampshire: Steerforth Press. ISBN 978-1-934389-37-9. 
  • Binswanger, Harry (1986). The Ayn Rand Lexicon: Objectivism from A to Z. New York: New American Library. ISBN 0-453-00528-4. http://aynrandlexicon.com/. 
  • Binswanger, Harry (1990). The Biological Basis of Teleological Concepts. Los Angeles: Ayn Rand Institute Press. ISBN 0-9625336-0-2. 
  • Bishop, Lloyd (2001). In Defense of Altruism: Inadequacies of Ayn Rand's Ethics and Psychological Egoism. New Orleans: University Press of the South. ISBN 1-889431-79-6. 
  • Branden, Nathaniel (1969). The Psychology of Self-Esteem: A New Concept of Man's Psychological Nature. Los Angeles: Nash Publishing. ISBN 0-8402-1109-0. 
  • Branden, Nathaniel (1983). Honoring the Self. Los Angeles: J.P. Tarcher. ISBN 0-87477-270-2. 
  • Branden, Nathaniel (2009). The Vision of Ayn Rand: The Basic Principles of Objectivism. Cobden Press. ISBN 978-0-9819536-2-5. 
  • Childs, Roy A., Jr. (1994). Taylor, Joan Kennedy. ed. Liberty Against Power. San Francisco: Fox & Wilkes. ISBN 0-930073-13-4. 
  • Den Uyl, Douglas & Rasmussen, Douglas, eds (1984). The Philosophic Thought of Ayn Rand. Chicago: University of Illinois Press. ISBN 0-252-01033-7. 
  • Ellis, Albert (2006). Are Capitalism, Objectivism, and Libertarianism Religions? Yes!. Santa Barbara, California: Walden Three. ISBN 1-4348-0885-8.  Revised and retitled edition of a 1968 book, originally titled Is Objectivism a Religion?
  • Gladstein, Mimi Reisel & Sciabarra, Chris Matthew, eds (1999). Feminist Interpretations of Ayn Rand. Re-reading the Canon. University Park, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University Press. ISBN 0-271-01830-5. 
  • Gotthelf, Allan (2000). On Ayn Rand. Wadsworth Philosophers Series. Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing. ISBN 0-534-57625-7. 
  • Hessen, Robert (1979). In Defense of the Corporation. Stanford, California: Hoover Institution Press. ISBN 0-8179-7071-1. 
  • Hudgins, Edward (2008). An Objectivist Secular Reader. Washington, DC: The Atlas Society. ISBN 9780981527. 
  • Kelley, David (1986). The Evidence of the Senses: A Realist Theory of Perception. Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press. ISBN 0-8071-1268-2. 
  • Kelley, David (2000). The Contested Legacy of Ayn Rand: Truth and Toleration in Objectivism (paperback ed.). New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers. ISBN 0-7658-0863-3. OCLC 44727861.  Revised and retitled edition of a 1990 book, originally titled Truth and Toleration.
  • Long, Roderick T. (2000). Reason and Value: Rand versus Aristotle. Objectivist Studies Monographs. Poughkeepsie, New York: The Objectivist Center. ISBN 1-57724-045-6. 
  • Machan, Tibor R. (2000). Ayn Rand. Masterworks in the Western Tradition. New York: Peter Lang Publishing. ISBN 0-8204-4144-9. 
  • Machan, Tibor R., ed (2006). Ayn Rand at 100. New Delhi, India: Pragun Publications. ISBN 81-89645-57-9. 
  • Merrill, Ronald E. (1991). The Ideas of Ayn Rand. La Salle, Illinois: Open Court Publishing. ISBN 0-8126-9157-1. 
  • O'Neill, William F. (1971). With Charity Toward None: An Analysis of Ayn Rand's Philosophy. New York: Philosophical Library. ISBN 0-80222-034-7. 
  • Paul, Ellen Frankel; Miller, Fred D., Jr. & Paul, Jeffrey, eds (2008). Objectivism, Subjectivism, and Relativism in Ethics. New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-71963-6. 
  • Peikoff, Leonard (1982). The Ominous Parallels: The End of Freedom in America. New York: Stein & Day. ISBN 0-8128-2850-X. 
  • Peikoff, Leonard (1991). Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand. New York: Dutton. ISBN 0-452-01101-9. 
  • Plasil, Ellen (1985). Therapist. New York: St. Martin's/Marek. ISBN 0-312-79912-8. 
  • Podritske, Marlene & Schwartz, Peter, eds (2009). Objectively Speaking: Ayn Rand Interviewed. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books. ISBN 0-534-57625-7. 
  • Raimondo, Justin (1993). Reclaiming the American Right: The Lost Legacy of the Conservative Movement. Burlingame, California: Center for Libertarian Studies. ISBN 1-883959-00-4. 
  • Reisman, George (1996) (PDF). Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics. Ottawa, Illinois: Jameson Books. ISBN 0-915463-73-3. http://www.capitalism.net/Capitalism/CAPITALISM_Internet.pdf. 
  • Robbins, John W. (1997). Without a Prayer: Ayn Rand and the Close of Her System. Hobbs, New Mexico: Trinity Foundation. ISBN 0-940931-50-8.  Revised and retitled edition of a 1974 book, originally titled Answer to Ayn Rand.
  • Sciabarra, Chris Matthew (1995). Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical. University Park, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University Press. ISBN 0-271-01440-7. OCLC 31133644. 
  • Sciabarra, Chris Matthew (2003). Ayn Rand, Homosexuality, and Human Liberation. Cape Town, South Afica: Leap Publishing. ISBN 0-958-4573-3-6. 
  • Seddon, Fred (2003). Ayn Rand, Objectivists, and the History of Philosophy. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America. ISBN 0-7618-2308-5. 
  • Simpson, Brian (2005). Markets Don't Fail!. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books. ISBN 0-7391-1034-9. 
  • Smith, George H. (1991). Atheism, Ayn Rand, and Other Heresies. Buffalo, New York: Prometheus Books. ISBN 0-87975-577-6. 
  • Smith, Tara (1997). Moral Rights and Political Freedom. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 0-8476-8026-6. 
  • Smith, Tara (2000). Viable Values: A Study of Life as the Root and Reward of Morality. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 0-8476-9760-6. 
  • Smith, Tara (2006). Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics: The Virtuous Egoist. New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-86050-4. 
  • Torres, Louis & Kamhi, Michelle Marder, eds (2000). What Art Is: The Esthetic Theory of Ayn Rand. Chicago: Open Court Publishing. ISBN 0-8126-9372-8. 
  • Touchstone, Kathleen (2006). Then Athena Said: Unilateral Transfers and the Transformation of Objectivist Ethics. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America. ISBN 0-7618-3519-9. 
  • Wortham, Anne (1981). The Other Side of Racism: A Philosophical Study of Black Race Consciousness. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State University Press. ISBN 0-8142-0318-3. 
  • Younkins, Edward W. (2005). Philosophers of Capitalism: Menger, Mises, Rand, and Beyond. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books. ISBN 0-7391-1076-4. 
  • Younkins, Edward W. (2007). Champions of a Free Society: Ideas of Capitalism's Philosophers and Economists. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books. ISBN 0-7391-2647-4. 

Biography and literary analysis

The books below focus on Ayn Rand's life or her literary works.

  • Baker, James T. (1987). Ayn Rand. Boston, Massachusetts: Twayne Publishers. ISBN 0-8057-7497-1. OCLC 14933003. 
  • Branden, Barbara (1986). The Passion of Ayn Rand. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company. ISBN 0-385-19171-5. OCLC 12614728. 
  • Branden, Nathaniel (1999). My Years with Ayn Rand. San Francisco: Jossey Bass. ISBN 0-7879-4513-7. OCLC 39391081.  Revised and retitled edition of a 1989 book, originally titled Judgment Day.
  • Branden, Nathaniel & Branden, Barbara (1962). Who is Ayn Rand?. New York: Random House. OCLC 313377536. 
  • Britting, Jeff (2004). Ayn Rand. Overlook Illustrated Lives. New York: Overlook Duckworth. ISBN 1-58567-406-0. OCLC 56413971. 
  • Burns, Jennifer (2009). Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-532487-7. 
  • Den Uyl, Douglas J. (1999). The Fountainhead: An American Novel. Twayne's Masterwork Studies series. New York: Twayne Publishers. ISBN 0-8057-7932-9. 
  • Doherty, Brian (20007). Radicals for Capitalism: A Freewheeling History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement. New York: Public Affairs. ISBN 1-58648-350-1. OCLC 76141517. 
  • Gladstein, Mimi Reisel (1999). The New Ayn Rand Companion. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. ISBN 0-313-30321-5. OCLC 40359365.  Revised and retitled edition of a 1984 book, originally titled The Ayn Rand Companion.
  • Gladstein, Mimi Reisel (2000). Atlas Shrugged: Manifesto of the Mind. Twayne's Masterwork Studies series. New York: Twayne Publishers. ISBN 0-8057-1638-6. 
  • Gladstein, Mimi Reisel (2009). Ayn Rand. Major Conservative and Libertarian Thinkers series. New York: Continuum. ISBN 978-0-8264-4513-1. OCLC 319595162. 
  • Heller, Anne C. (2009). Ayn Rand and the World She Made. New York: Doubleday. ISBN 978-0-385-51399-9. 
  • Holzer, Erika (2005). Ayn Rand: My Fiction Writing Teacher. Indio, California: Madison Press. ISBN 0-615-13041-0. 
  • Johnson, Donald Leslie (2005). The Fountainheads: Wright, Rand, the FBI and Hollywood. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company. ISBN 0-7864-1958-X. 
  • Mayhew, Robert, ed (2004). Essays on Ayn Rand's We the Living. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books. ISBN 0-7391-0697-X. 
  • Mayhew, Robert, ed (2005). Essays on Ayn Rand's Anthem. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books. ISBN 0-7391-1030-6. 
  • Mayhew, Robert (2005). Ayn Rand and Song of Russia: Communism and Anti-Communism in 1940s Hollywood. Lanham, Maryland: The Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0-8108-5276-4. 
  • Mayhew, Robert, ed (2006). Essays on Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books. ISBN 0-7391-1577-4. 
  • Mayhew, Robert, ed (2009). Essays on Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books. ISBN 978-0-7391-2779-7. 
  • Paxton, Michael (1998). Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life (The Companion Book). Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith. ISBN 0-87905-845-5. OCLC 38048196. 
  • Perinn, Vincent L. (1990). Ayn Rand: First Descriptive Bibliography. Rockville, Maryland: Quill & Brush. ISBN 0-9610494-8-0. 
  • Sures, Mary Ann & Sures, Charles (2001). Facets of Ayn Rand. Los Angeles: Ayn Rand Institute Press. ISBN 0-9625336-5-3. http://www.facetsofaynrand.com/. 
  • Thomas, William, ed (2005). The Literary Art of Ayn Rand. Poughkeepsie, New York: The Objectivist Center. ISBN 1-57724-070-7. 
  • Valliant, James S. (2005). The Passion of Ayn Rand's Critics. Dallas, Texas: Durban House. ISBN 1-930754-67-1. 
  • Walker, Jeff (1999). The Ayn Rand Cult. La Salle, Illinois: Open Court Publishing. ISBN 0-8126-9390-6. OCLC 39914039. 
  • Younkins, Edward W., ed (2007). Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged: A Philosophical and Literary Companion. Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing. ISBN 0-7546-5533-4. 

Other works about Ayn Rand or Objectivism

The works listed below include articles, pamphlets, individual chapters of books, and materials in non-print media. Articles reproduced in books listed above are not included on this list.

Objectivist periodicals

References

  • Gladstein, Mimi Reisel (1999). The New Ayn Rand Companion. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. ISBN 0-313-30321-5. 
  • Perinn, Vincent L. (1990). Ayn Rand: First Descriptive Bibliography. Rockville, Maryland: Quill & Brush. ISBN 0-9610494-8-0. 

External links


The Ayn Rand Column: Written for the Los Angeles Times is a collection of the newspaper columns that Ayn Rand wrote for the Los Angeles Times, as well as other essays by Rand. It was edited by Peter Schwartz. It first appeared in 1991, with a revised edition in 1998.

The book contains 26 columns, the first in 1962, written by Rand. It also contains 6 additional essays, with three more added to the revised edition.


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