Random House, 1957. FIRST EDITION, second printing (stated). Very good condition, interior of this book is very clean, green cloth has some wear and few small stains, slight spine lean, some where to gilt spine titles. New facsimile dust jacket of original. With the first printing of this influential classic demanding prices in the 4 and sometimes five figures, second printing editions are likewise among the very best investments in the industry. The legendary Rand’s last work of fiction before concentrating her writings exclusively on philosophy, this novel explores several themes that she would subsequently develop into her philosophy of Objectivism. Voted as the second most influential book of the 20th Century (the Bible was number one!) After 50 plus years, film adaptation starring Angelina Jolie is scheduled. 1171 pages.