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Atlas Shrugged

by Ayn Rand
Introduction by Leonard Peikoff

Plume | August 1, 1999 | Trade Paperback

4.4643 out of 5 rating. 28 Reviews
Ayn Rand''s epochal novel, first published in 1957, has been a bestseller for more than four decades as well as an intellectual landmark. It is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world--and did. Was he a destroyer or the greatest of liberators? Why did he have to fight his battle, not against his enemies but against those who needed him most--and his hardest battle against the woman he loved? What is the world''s motor--and the motive power of every man?

Tremendous in its scope, this novel presents an astounding panorama of human life--from the productive genius who becomes a worthless playboy...to the great steel industrialist who does not know that he is working for his own destruction...to the philosopher who becomes a pirate...to the woman who runs a transcontinental railroad...to the lowest track worker in her Terminal tunnels.

Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand''s masterpiece. It is a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 1200 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 1.57 in

Published: August 1, 1999

Publisher: Plume

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0452011876

ISBN - 13: 9780452011878

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Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged

by Ayn Rand
Introduction by Leonard Peikoff

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 1200 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 1.57 in

Published: August 1, 1999

Publisher: Plume

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0452011876

ISBN - 13: 9780452011878

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Ayn Rand''s epochal novel, first published in 1957, has been a bestseller for more than four decades as well as an intellectual landmark. It is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world--and did. Was he a destroyer or the greatest of liberators? Why did he have to fight his battle, not against his enemies but against those who needed him most--and his hardest battle against the woman he loved? What is the world''s motor--and the motive power of every man?

Tremendous in its scope, this novel presents an astounding panorama of human life--from the productive genius who becomes a worthless playboy...to the great steel industrialist who does not know that he is working for his own destruction...to the philosopher who becomes a pirate...to the woman who runs a transcontinental railroad...to the lowest track worker in her Terminal tunnels.

Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand''s masterpiece. It is a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller.

About the Author

Ayn Rand was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, on February 2, 1905. At age six she taught herself to read and two years later discovered her first fictional hero in a French magazine for children, thus capturing the heroic vision which sustained her throughout her life. At the age of nine she decided to make fiction writing her career. Thoroughly opposed to the mysticism and collectivism of Russian culture, she thought of herself as a European writer, especially after encountering Victor Hugo, the writer she most admired. During her high school years, she was eyewitness to both the Kerensky Revolution, which she supported, and—in 1917—the Bolshevik Revolution, which she denounced from the outset. In order to escape the fighting, her family went to the Crimea, where she finished high school. The final Communist victory brought the confiscation of her father''s pharmacy and periods of near-starvation. When introduced to American history in her last year of high school, she immediately took America as her model of what a nation of free men could be. When her family returned from the Crimea, she entered the University of Petrograd to study philosophy and history. Graduating in 1924, she experienced the disintegration of free inquiry and the takeover of the university by communist thugs. Amidst the increasingly gray life, her one great pleasure was Western films and plays. Long an admirer of cinema, she entered the State Institute for Cinema Arts in 1924 to study screenwri
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Atlas was the mythological titan condemned by Zeus to carry the world on his shoulders. Now, we have the other great story of a man threatening to stop the motor of the earth. Ayn Rand's classic story of the death and rebirth of a man's soul, Atlas Shrugged, now comes to her loyal fans in paperback.
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