In the 1930s, Ayn Rand was asked to adapt her first novel , We the Living , for the theatre. Her first statement against communism, it sold over 3 million copies. This edition contains two unpublished versions of the play (the latter entitled The Unconquered ), and is the first substantial piece of Rand's fiction to publish in over twenty years.
Ayn Rand was an 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.
Preface Chronology PART I: TWO THEATRICAL ADAPTATIONS BY AYN RAND OF HER NOVEL , WE THE LIVING 1. We the Living (1936/37) 2. The Unconquered (1939/40) PART II: EXCERPTS FROM OTHER VERSIONS 3. Five Miscellaneous Scenes 4. The Transformation of Andrei's Speech 5. Two Alternate Endings Afterward: Adapting We the Living for the Stage: An Essay; Jeff Britting Appendix 1: Sources Appendix 2: Scene Synopses and Casts of Characters Appendix 3: A Note on George Abbott