Letter 098

To Eurwen Ann Thomas, a fan

139 East 35th Street
New York City

October 18, 1943

Dear Miss Thomas: 

Thank you for your fine letter. I am glad if “The Fountainhead” was the first book that made you want to write to its author. 

I am gratified that it has given you “a better understanding and perhaps more respect for buildings.” I had hoped that one of the effects of my novel would be to infect some readers with my own love for New York. I can say that I am actually in love with skyscrapers—and with the magnificent talent that made Americans capable of constructing them. 

Sincerely yours,


Ayn Rand