Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged

Rand, Ayn

Language: English

Publisher: Plume

Published: Jan 1, 1957

Words: 564802
Pages: 2139

Description:

**Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, *Atlas Shrugged* is Ayn Rand’s magnum opus: a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller.** Who is John Galt? When he says that he will stop the motor of the world, is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battles not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this book. You will discover why a productive genius becomes a worthless playboy...why a great steel industrialist is working for his own destruction...why a composer gives up his career on the night of his triumph...why a beautiful woman who runs a transcontinental railroad falls in love with the man she has sworn to kill. *Atlas Shrugged*, a modern classic and Rand’s most extensive statement of Objectivism—her groundbreaking philosophy—offers the reader the spectacle of human greatness, depicted with all the poetry and power of one of the twentieth century’s leading artists. ** ### Review ''Countless individuals working to secure liberty have found inspiration in the works of Ayn Rand. With her unique ability to depict heroism, idealism, and romance behind the creativity of the individual, Rand inspires readers to come to the defense of free minds and free markets.'' --Chip Mellor, Institute for Justice ''Narrator Scott Brick takes listeners on a journey so extraordinary they'll hardly notice the book's length. While his performance offers little in the way of theatrics, Brick is capable of garnering sympathy and, perhaps most importantly, devout attention for Rand's plot and characters. On the surface, Brick's voice is a cool, unrelenting force determined to capture every facet of Rand's complex story. But amid his calm and collected delivery, he taps into a more colorful emotional palette that will keep listeners involved. Brick's subtle delivery holds far more than meets the ear.'' --*AudioFile* ''[A] vibrant and powerful novel of ideas.'' --*New York Herald Tribune* ''Ayn Rand is destined to rank in history as the outstanding novelist and most profound philosopher of the twentieth century.'' --*New York Daily Mirror* ''*Atlas Shrugged* is not merely a novel. It is also--or may I say--first of all--a cogent analysis of the evils that plague our society.'' --Ludwig von Mises, philosopher and economist Countless individuals working to secure liberty have found inspiration in the works of Ayn Rand. With her unique ability to depict heroism, idealism, and romance behind the creativity of the individual, Rand inspires readers to come to the defense of free minds and free markets. --Chip Mellor, Institute for Justice [A] vibrant and powerful novel of ideas.--New York Herald Tribune Ayn Rand is destined to rank in history as the outstanding novelist and most profound philosopher of the twentieth century.--New York Daily Mirror *Atlas Shrugged* is not merely a novel. It is also--or may I say: first of all--a cogent analysis of the evils that plague our society. --Ludwig von Mises Countless individuals working to secure liberty have found inspiration in the works of Ayn Rand. With her unique ability to depict heroism, idealism, and romance behind the creativity of the individual, Rand inspires readers to come to the defense of free minds and free markets. --Chip Mellor, Institute for Justice [A] vibrant and powerful novel of ideas.--New York Herald Tribune Ayn Rand is destined to rank in history as the outstanding novelist and most profound philosopher of the twentieth century.--New York Daily Mirror *Atlas Shrugged* is not merely a novel. It is also--or may I say: first of all--a cogent analysis of the evils that plague our society.--Ludwig von Mises --. ### About the Author Born February 2, 1905, **Ayn Rand** published her first novel, *We the Living*, in 1936. *Anthem* followed in 1938. It was with the publication of *The Fountainhead* (1943) and *Atlas Shrugged* (1957) that she achieved her spectacular success. Rand’s unique philosophy, Objectivism, has gained a worldwide audience. The fundamentals of her philosophy are put forth in three nonfiction books, *Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology*, *The Virtues of Selfishness*, and *Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal*. They are all available in Signet editions, as is the magnificent statement of her artistic credo, *The Romantic Manifesto*.