Bibliography of Ayn Rand and Objectivism

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This is a bibliography for Ayn Rand and Objectivism. Objectivism is a philosophical system initially developed in the 20th century by Rand.

Works by Rand[edit]

The lists below provide information on Rand's major works and collections. Where there are multiple editions, the primary information listed is for the first regular trade edition, with notes following about other editions if they involve revisions or additions to the content. For dramatic works, date of first production is used instead of date of first publication. Individual essays, short stories and other short items are not listed separately, but most are reproduced in the items below.

Fiction and drama[edit]

  • Night of January 16th (1934). Stage play. Produced in Los Angeles as Woman on Trial, then on Broadway as Night of January 16th. Player's book and director's manuscript with edits by Nathaniel Edward Reeid published in 1936. Revised version by Rand published by The World Publishing in 1968.
  • We the Living (1936). New York: Macmillan. Revised edition published by Random House in 1959. 60th anniversary edition published by New American Library in 1996, includes an introduction by Leonard Peikoff, ISBN 0-525-94054-5.
First edition cover of Anthem

Non-fiction books[edit]

Paperback cover of Philosophy: Who Needs It
  • Philosophy: Who Needs It (1982). Leonard Peikoff, ed. New York: Bobbs-Merrill. ISBN 0-672-52725-1.
  • The Voice of Reason: Essays in Objectivist Thought (1989). Leonard Peikoff, ed. New York: New American Library. ISBN 0-453-00634-5. Includes essays by Leonard Peikoff and Peter Schwartz.
  • The Ayn Rand Column: Written for the Los Angeles Times (1991). Peter Schwartz, ed. Oceanside, California: Second Renaissance Books. ISBN 1-56114-099-6. Expanded second edition published by Second Renaissance Books in 1998, ISBN 1-56114-292-1. A collection of twenty-six newspaper columns that Rand wrote for the Los Angeles Times from 1962 on, as well as six essays (with an additional three in the revised edition).
  • Ayn Rand's Marginalia: Her Critical Comments on the Writings of Over 20 Authors (1995). Robert Mayhew, ed. New Milford, Connecticut: Second Renaissance Books. ISBN 1-56114-250-6
  • Letters of Ayn Rand (1995). Michael S. Berliner, ed. New York: Dutton. ISBN 0-525-93946-6. Includes an introduction by Leonard Peikoff.
  • Journals of Ayn Rand (1997). David Harriman, ed. New York: Dutton. ISBN 0-525-94370-6. Includes a foreword by Leonard Peikoff.
  • The Ayn Rand Reader (1999) Gary Hull and Leonard Peikoff, eds. New York: Plume. ISBN 0-452-28040-0.
  • Return of the Primitive: The Anti-Industrial Revolution (1999). Peter Schwartz, ed. New York: Meridian. ISBN 0-452-01184-1. Revised edition of Rand's earlier book, The New Left, and includes essays by Schwartz.
  • Russian Writings on Hollywood (1999). Michael S. Berliner, ed.; Dina Garmong, trans. Los Angeles: Ayn Rand Institute Press. ISBN 0-9625336-3-7. Reproduces and translates two booklets previously published in Russia without Rand's knowledge.
  • Why Businessmen Need Philosophy (1999). Richard E. Ralston, ed. Los Angeles: Ayn Rand Institute Press. ISBN 0-9625336-2-9. Includes essays by Leonard Peikoff, Harry Binswanger, Edwin A. Locke, John Ridpath, Richard M. Salsman, and Jaana Woiceshyn.
  • The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers (2000). Tore Boeckmann, ed. New York: Plume. ISBN 0-452-28154-7. Includes an introduction by Leonard Peikoff.
  • The Art of Nonfiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers (2001). Robert Mayhew, ed. New York: Plume. ISBN 0-452-28231-4. Includes an introduction by Peter Schwartz.
  • Ayn Rand Answers: The Best of Her Q & A (2005). Robert Mayhew, ed. New York: New American Library. ISBN 0-451-21665-2.

Periodicals edited by Ayn Rand[edit]

  • The Objectivist Newsletter. Vols. 1–4. 1962–1965. Co-edited with Nathaniel Branden.
  • The Objectivist. Vols. 5–10. 1966–1971. Co-edited with Nathaniel Branden through the April 1968 issue (Volume 7, Issue 4), then solely by Rand. Volume numbering carried over from The Objectivist Newsletter.
  • The Ayn Rand Letter. Vols. 1–4. 1971–1976.

Books about Rand or Objectivism[edit]

The books listed below are either entirely about Ayn Rand/Objectivism or contain multiple relevant chapters/essays. The main body of the list consists of books about Objectivist ideas published by academic, commercial or institutional presses. A special subsection lists books about Rand's life and writing. For books with a single relevant chapter or essay, see the list of other works below.

Biography and literary analysis[edit]

The books below focus on Ayn Rand's life or her literary works.

Other works about Rand or Objectivism[edit]

The works listed below include articles, pamphlets, individual chapters of books, and materials in non-print media. Articles reproduced in books listed above are not included on this list.

Objectivist periodicals[edit]


  • Gladstein, Mimi Reisel (1999). The New Ayn Rand Companion. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. ISBN 0-313-30321-5. 
  • Perinn, Vincent L. (1990). Ayn Rand: First Descriptive Bibliography. Rockville, Maryland: Quill & Brush. ISBN 0-9610494-8-0. 
  1. ^ Tracinski, Robert. "The Tracinski Letter: About". Retrieved September 26, 2012. 

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