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Lost Ayn Rand Novel to be Published


A (semi) long-lost novel written by idealist Ayn Rand has been found and will be published next year. Rand is the author behind popular novels “Altas Shrugged” and “The Fountainhead.” Rand passed away in 1982.

The novel, aptly titled “Ideal,” was originally written in 1934. Rand reportedly did not like the novel very much and she set it aside but later revisited it when she rewrote it as a play. Through her lifetime, however, the work remained unpublished. Recently, the work was found by Richard Ralston, a publishing manager at the Ayn Rand Institute, while digitizing Rand’s archives.

“Ideal” follows  Kay Gonda, an actress who is suspected of murder and visits her six biggest fans in search of help.

The novel will be published on July 7, 2015.

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