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Atlas Shrugged  [Twentieth Printing]

Atlas Shrugged [Twentieth Printing]

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Atlas Shrugged [Twentieth Printing]

by Rand, Ayn

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New York: Random House, 1957. Stated Twentieth printing; 1957 at copyright, no other dates. Green boards, black cloth spine wrap, blind-stamped cover initials and gilt spine titles, moderate shelf wear, rub. Deckled pages very good. Vintage owner's label in gilt to front pastedown behind dj flap: "Lela's Book". Bind fine; hinges intact. Original dust wrapper matching first edition in design, moderate shelf wear, rub, chip; unclipped 15.00, protected in clear sleeve. Very good attractive early printing in same wrapper. In Rand's greatest achievement - and last work of fiction - she dramatizes her unique philosophy through an intellectual story that integrates ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, politics, and sexuality. Set in a near-future U.S.A. whose economy is collapsing as a result of the mysterious disappearance of leading innovators and industrialists, this novel presents an astounding panorama of human life. Endowed w/larger-than-life characters and charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is a revolutionary epic. Rare investment. 1168 pages and a note About the Author. Insured post.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book.

Synopsis

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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Title
Atlas Shrugged [Twentieth Printing]
Author
Rand, Ayn
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1957
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9&f
Weight
0.00 lbs

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