Ideal was written in 1934 as a novel, but Ayn Rand thought the theme of the piece would be better realized as a play and put the novel aside. Now, both versions of Ideal are available for the first time ever to the millions of Ayn Rand fans around the world, giving them a unique opportunity to explore the creative process of Rand as she wrote first a book, then a play, and the differences between the two.
This is the story of a ruthless, blazing, and courageous love - a love that flings defiance against the scavengers of human souls.
In all that was left of humanity, there was only one man who dared to think, seek, and love. He, Equality 7-2521, placed his life in jeopardy. For his knowledge was regarded as a treacherous blasphemy. He had rediscovered the lost and holy word: I