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Atlas Shrugged

Rand, Ayn

ISBN 10: 0394415760 / ISBN 13: 9780394415765
Published by Random House, 1957
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Teal cloth binding, dark blue/black topstain, still dominant. Tan endpapers. The DJ is priced at $6.95, 10/57 on the bottom of the front flap and the Random House address information in full on the back flap, true first state DJ. 1168 pages followed by "About the author" First printing indicated on the copyright page. Minor erosion the the spine ends, a minor scuff on the spine of the DJ. Previous owner name and "Xmas 1958" neatly on the front endpaper. Included with the book are two scholarly works by Diana Avery Amsden, PhD, "An Index to Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, 1983, 146 pages and "Some Observations on Ayn Rand and her Work by the same author. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 015701

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Title: Atlas Shrugged

Publisher: Random House

Publication Date: 1957

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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A towering philosophical novel that is the summation of her Objectivist philosophy, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged is the saga of the enigmatic John Galt, and his ambitious plan to 'stop the motor of the world', published in Penguin Modern Classics.Opening with the enigmatic question 'Who is John Galt?', Atlas Shrugged envisions a world where the 'men of talent' - the great innovators, producers and creators - have mysteriously disappeared. With the US economy now faltering, businesswoman Dagny Taggart is struggling to get the transcontinental railroad up and running. For her John Galt is the enemy, but as she will learn, nothing in this situation is quite as it seems. Hugely influential and grand in scope, this story of a man who stopped the motor of the world expounds Rand's controversial philosophy of Objectivism, which champions competition, creativity and human greatness. Ayn Rand (1905-82), born Alisa Rosenbaum in St. Petersburg, Russia, emigrated to America with her family in January 1926, never to return to her native land. Her novel The Fountainhead was published in 1943 and eventually became a bestseller. Still occasionally working as a screenwriter, Rand moved to New York City in 1951 and published Atlas Shrugged in 1957. Her novels espoused what came to be called Objectivism, a philosophy that champions capitalism and the pre-eminence of the individual. If you enjoyed Atlas Shrugged, you might like Rand's The Fountainhead, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.'A writer of great power ... she writes brilliantly, beautifully, bitterly'The New York Times'Atlas Shrugged ... is a celebration of life and happiness'Alan Greenspan

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Ayn Rand (1905-1982) is best known for her philosophy of Objectivism and her novels We the Living, Anthem, The Fountainhead, and Atlas Shrugged.

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