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The fountainhead
Ayn Rand
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Literary soulmate - Howard Roark.
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main characters Howard Roark
Expelled from college for going against his professors' ideas; went to work with an architect genius who created the skyscraper; helps Peter with his design work ; struggling to find employment; refuses to alter his ideas and plans for his clients and employers; in love with Dominique; one of his works is called heretical.

Peter Keating
Howard's college classmate; gave the professors exactly what they wanted and graduated with high honors; worked with the most successful and prestigious architect in the country; made partner after using Howard's talent; was married to Dominique.

Dominique Francon
Peter's boss's daughter; critizes her father's work; outspoken; writes a column devoted to design and interior decorating; idealist; recognizes people's potential for greatness; rejected Peter's marriage proposal at first; in love with Howard; winds up marrying Peter to kill off the part of her soul that can only love Howard; remarried another man lower than Peter.

Gail Wynand
Dominique's second husband; jealous; doesn't like sharing his wife; hired Howard to build his wife a house.

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