All About Ayn Rand

By : Cierrah Brown

Who was Ayn Rand ?

Ayn Rand was born in St.Petersburg , Russia on February 2 , 1905. Rand was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism.

Her Life :

Ayn taught herself how to read at the age of 6 years old.When she was 9 , she decided to start making fictional journalism as her future career. In high school , she eyewitnessed the Kerensky and Bolshevik Revolution in 1917. In order to escape the war , her family and herself had to move to Crimea. In 1925 , she had permission to leave Russia to visit family in the U.S. , and she was ordered to return , but never did. After leaving Chicago , she moved to Hollywood to then pursue her screenwriting career. She passed away in 1982 on March 6 from cancer at the age of 77.
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