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Atlas Shrugged

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Atlas Shrugged

by Ayn Rand

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  • Hardcover
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Green boards with gold writing (book title in black box) on spine; author's initials embossed in gold on front board. Blue/black top page edges; white splotches on back board. Top and bottom of book spine very slightly rumpled; very small chips on top of dust jacket spine. Cracks and small piece missing from bottom of dust jacket spine; chips and wear where dust jacket folds into interior of book. Small chip missing from top of back dust jacket flap; book has overall tight binding and pages still look in excellent condition.

Random House First Edition, Ninth Printing as indicated by following points:

• Original retail price of $6.95 on top of front dust jacket flap
• 10/57 notation at bottom of front dust jacket flap
• Top stain on top page edges is black or blue
• Dust jacket does not have review blurbs
• Random House address of 625 Madison Avenue on back dust jacket flap
• "Ninth Printing" and 1957 on copyright page; no other years listed.

No bookplates, no writing, no marks inside book at all; dust jacket is also NOT price-clipped.

Rand's famous novel in all of its glory, with book and dust jacket definitely not showing its actual age. The book "is a philosophical revolution, told in the form of an action thriller of violent events, a ruthlessly brilliant lot structure and an irresistible suspense." Hardcover and original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Mylar cover.


Ayn Rand in her most controversial book yet, depicts a dystopian United State. A world of private businesses that are increasingly penalized and weighted through laws and regulations, stepping over the people who carry out that labor.  As a mysterious figure, John Gault appears on the scene; the country’s top banker, an oil producer, a professor, a composer, and a distinguished judge disappear without a trace, abandoning their professions and loved ones. In turn a revolution begins, creating a new society based on the ‘philosophy of selfishness’ in efforts to be dismissed from the exploitation of those with authority and power.  Atlas Shrugged “is a mystery story, not about the murder of a man’s body, but about the murder — and rebirth — of man’s spirit.” -Ayn Rand

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On Jun 7 2017, a reader said:
Atlas Shrugged is perhaps the greatest, most revealing novel ever written. It is larger than life, and a truly philosophical, dramatic, exalting, and suspenseful read.
On Feb 6 2017, a reader said:
A life changimg read.
On Dec 7 2004, Pazzo Books said:
If you liked The Fountainhead but thought the philosophy took a back seat to character development and plot, Atlas Shrugged is great - not concerning itself with such outmoded details like characters who might exist and avoiding exposition, Atlas Shrugged is the most pedantic, two-dimensional book ever. Huzzah.

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