Ayn Rand

By ; Indigo Harris

Early life and Childhood.

Ayn Rand was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, on February 2, 1905.She taught herself toread at age 6.At age 9 she wrote her first fictional book. she thought of herself as a European writer, especially after encountering Victor Hugo, the writer she most admired.
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Her schooling life.

During her high school years, she was eyewitness to both the Kerensky Revolution, which she supported, and—in 1917—the Bolshevik Revolution, which she denounced from the outset. Shd went to Crimea, where she finished high school. WHen she returned from Crimea she entered the University of Petrograd to study philosophy and history graduating in 1924.

Major Life Events ...

In late 1925 she obtained permission to leave Soviet Russia for a visit to relatives in the United States. Although she told Soviet authorities that her visit would be short, she was determined never to return to Russia. She then went to New york and then later on went to Hollywood to pursue a career as a screenwriter.
Ayn Rand interviewed by James Day

Personal philosophy, and her books.

Published in 1957, Atlas Shrugged was her greatest achievement and last work of fiction. In this novel she dramatized her unique philosophy in an intellectual mystery story that integrated ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, politics, economics and sex. Her books and philosophy had the media , readers and others in both shock and amazement. She was a different kind of a writer.
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