Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged Author Ayn Rand
ISBN-10 9781101137192
Year 2005-04-21
Pages 1088
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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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.

Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged Author Ayn Rand
ISBN-10 0141188936
Year 2007-01-01
Pages 1168
Language en
Publisher Penguin Modern Classics
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Atlas Shrugged is the astounding story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world - and did. Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged stretches the boundaries further than any book you have ever read. It is a mystery, not about the murder of a man's body, but about the murder - and rebirth - of man's spirit.

Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged Author Ayn Rand
ISBN-10 9781101137192
Year 2005-04-21
Pages 1088
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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This 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? 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 characters in this story.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 composer who gives up his career on the night of his triumph—to the woman who runs a transcontinental railroad—to the lowest track worker in her Terminal tunnels.You must be prepared, when you read this novel, to check every premise at the root of your convictions. This is a mystery story, not about the murder—and rebirth—of man’s spirit. It is a philosophical revolution, told in the form of an action thriller of violent events, a ruthlessly brilliant plot structure and an irresistible suspense. Do you say this is impossible? Well, that is the first of your premises to check.

Essays on Ayn Rand s Atlas Shrugged

Essays on Ayn Rand s Atlas Shrugged Author Robert Mayhew
ISBN-10 0739136364
Year 2009-04-16
Pages 532
Language en
Publisher Lexington Books
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While the fiction of novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand is extremely popular and enduring, little has been written on it so far. This book consists of essays, most of which are new, by top Rand scholars on Atlas Shrugged, her magnum opus. The essays deal with historical, literary, and philosophical topics, surpassing related writings in breadth and depth of analysis. The historical essays cover the writing of Atlas Shrugged, its publication history, and its reception. The literary essays cover analysis of the novel's plot, theme, and characterization; comparisons with other works, such as the novels of Hugo, Dostoyevsky, and Joyce; and the proper approach to adapting Atlas Shrugged to film. The philosophical essays cover a vast range of topics, including the place of Galt's speech in the novel, the role of the mind in human life, and the evil of non-objective law. Some of the essays make use of previously unpublished material from the Ayn Rand Archives.

Ayn Rand s Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand s Atlas Shrugged Author Edward W. Younkins
ISBN-10 9781317176565
Year 2016-04-15
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Since its publication in 1957 Atlas Shrugged, the philosophical and artistic climax of Ayn Rand's novels, has never been out of print and has received enormous critical attention becoming one of the most influential books ever published, impacting on a variety of disciplines including philosophy, literature, economics, business, and political science among others. More than a great novel, Atlas Shrugged is an abstract conceptual, and symbolic work that expounds a radical philosophy, presenting a view of man and man's relationship to existence and manifesting the essentials of an entire philosophical system - metaphysics, epistemology, politics and ethics. Celebrating the fiftieth year of Atlas Shrugged's publication, this companion is an exploration of this monumental work of literature. Contributions have been specially commissioned from a diversity of eminent scholars who admire and have been influenced by the book, the included essays analyzing the novel's integrating elements of theme, plot and characterization from many perspectives and from various levels of meaning.

Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged Author Trisha Lively
ISBN-10 1939370000
Year 2012-10-01
Pages 102
Language en
Publisher One Hundred Page Summaries
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Don't have time to read Atlas Shrugged but still want all the details? With 100 Page Summaries, you get a professional grade summary with just enough depth to understand all the important themes, characters, and plots. Why pay a premium for other discount summary books when 100 Page Summaries has more quality and a cheaper price. Not convinced? Take a look inside the book to see for yourself. This book offers: Overall Summary of the entire book Chapter by chapter summaries Chapter by chapter analysis Chapter by chapter key takeaways Character list and description Themes found throughout the book About the book About the Author

Who Is John Galt

Who Is John Galt Author Timothy Curry
ISBN-10 1482654490
Year 2013-10
Pages 286
Language en
Publisher CreateSpace
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In recent press articles and among the general public, there is a sense that Ayn Rand's monumental Atlas Shrugged is a prophetic work, accurately predicting the Great Recession and the path on which America's economy and society are set. But Atlas Shrugged is a difficult book to read. Many are daunted by its extreme length, Rand's prose style, interminable speeches where the action stops cold, the author's atheism, and the sexuality of its characters. Rand references economists and philosophers such as Smith, Mill, Marx, Nietzsche and Aristotle without attribution. As a result, much of Rand's message goes over the head of the average reader. This makes it difficult for the reader to understand the main point of Rand's book - precisely what is it that happens when Atlas shrugs, and how does a society change over the course of that event? Is it merely fiction, or is Atlas shrugging now? The purpose of this book is to simplify the reader's task in understanding what Rand is saying and the philosophical and economic sources she mined. With increased interest in Rand's book on the part of book clubs, reading circles, and now a three-part movie, this book will aid casual and serious readers, book clubs, high school and college classes, moviegoers, and home-schoolers to master Rand's work. There are 30 chapters, each one matched to the 30 chapters Rand utilized for Atlas Shrugged. Each chapter starts with a synopsis and detailed discussion of Rand's source material and the points she wishes to make. There may be one or more essays explaining arcane points of railroading, American society of the Fifties, or historical characters thinly disguised by Rand for the book. Rather than didactically draw open parallels to current events, each chapter closes with discussion topics posed to the reader, class or book club to encourage independent thought. This book will be an outstanding aid to comprehending one of the most discussed books of this era.

CliffsNotes on Rand s Atlas Shrugged

CliffsNotes on Rand s Atlas Shrugged Author Andrew Bernstein
ISBN-10 9780544179752
Year 2011-05-18
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on Atlas Shrugged is your guide to author Ayn Rand's masterpiece, an impassioned defense of the freedom of man's mind. She shows that without the independent mind, our society would collapse into primitive savagery. Delve into the post-World War II historical context of Atlas Shrugged and the modern implications of its conclusions. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged Author Mimi Reisel Gladstein
ISBN-10 0805716386
Year 2000
Pages 136
Language en
Publisher Twayne Publishers
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Written in an easy-to-read, accessible style by teachers with years of classroom experience, Masterwork Studies are guides to the literary works most frequently studied in high school. Presenting ideas that spark imaginations, these books help students to gain background knowledge on great literature useful for papers and exams. The goal of each study is to encourage creative thinking by presenting engaging information about each work and its author. This approach allows students to arrive at sound analyses of their own, based on in-depth studies of popular literature.Each volume: -- Illuminates themes and concepts of a classic text-- Uses clear, conversational language-- Is an accessible, manageable length from 140 to 170 pages-- Includes a chronology of the author's life and era-- Provides an overview of the historical context-- Offers a summary of its critical reception-- Lists primary and secondary sources and indexAn in-depth examination of Ayn Rand's 1957 classic.This is the novel that presents her controversial personal philosophy, known as objectivism, in fictional form.

Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand Author Ayn Rand
ISBN-10 0451947673
Year 2009-10-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher Signet
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Two of Rand's classic novels--Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead--are collected together for the first time in one boxed set. Original.

Atlas Shrugged 178 Success Secrets 178 Most Asked Questions On Atlas Shrugged What You Need To Know

Atlas Shrugged 178 Success Secrets   178 Most Asked Questions On Atlas Shrugged   What You Need To Know Author Cynthia Elliott
ISBN-10 9781488801976
Year 2014-10-06
Pages 168
Language en
Publisher Emereo Publishing
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The Most-Advanced Atlas Shrugged Guide Available. :This item is regarding the bestseller. For the feature alterations, perceive Atlas Shrugged: Part I, Atlas Shrugged: Part II, either Atlas Shrugged: Part III. There has never been a Atlas Shrugged Guide like this. It contains 178 answers, much more than you can imagine; comprehensive answers and extensive details and references, with insights that have never before been offered in print. Get the information you need--fast! This all-embracing guide offers a thorough view of key knowledge and detailed insight. This Guide introduces what you want to know about Atlas Shrugged. A quick look inside of some of the subjects covered: John Galt - Cultural significance, Contributions to liberal theory - Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged - Philosophy, Ayn Rand - Political influence, We the Living - Reception and influence, Taylor Schilling - Career, Agorism - History, Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical - Part Three: The Radical Rand, Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right - Contents, Atlas Shrugged: Part II - Production, Capital strike, Right libertarianism - History, Whittaker Chambers - After the Hiss case, Atlas Shrugged - Praise, criticism, influence, and renewed popularity, The Satanic Bible - Reception, Ayn Rand - Later years, Albert S. Ruddy - Life and career, John Hospers - Friendship with Ayn Rand, Randian hero - Emulators of Randian heroes, Isabel Paterson - Paterson and Ayn Rand, Characters in Atlas Shrugged, Atlas Shrugged: Part I - Home media, Bennett Cerf - Biography, Dan Conway (Atlas Shrugged), Atlas Shrugged - Property rights and individualism, John Aglialoro, Atlas Shrugged: Part I - Score, Atlas Shrugged: Part I - Box office, Robert A. Heinlein - Philosophy, Nathaniel Branden - Personal life, Atlas Shrugged: Part II - Plot, Capitalism - Political freedom, Mimi Reisel Gladstein - Life and scholarship, The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers - Background, and much more...

The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead Author Ayn Rand
ISBN-10 OCLC:424558954
Year 1943
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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In two novels, an architect takes drastic action after someone changes the plans for one of his buildings, and government leaders seeking control over all business become frantic as leaders from industrial companies suddenly disappear.

Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged Author Seth Daniels
ISBN-10 9781622470709
Year 2012-10-19
Pages 28
Language en
Publisher Black Serpent Erotica
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A woman in her 30s decides to go on a fitness campaign and considers joining a local gym. The couple that own it offer to show her around late one evening and she quickly finds out they have more in mind for her than just joining their gym. The couple flirt with her and take the opportunity to touch her as she tries out the equipment and it leads to a threesome in the showers. This is an explicit erotic short story of approximately 10,100 words. It contains graphic language and sexual themes. It is meant only for adults who are interested in this type of material for viewing in jurisdictions where its sale and enjoyment does not violate any local laws.