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Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand

Paperback Published: 1st August 1999
ISBN: 9780452011878
Number Of Pages: 1168
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Published in 1957, Atlas Shrugged was Ayn Rand's greatest achievement and last work of fiction. In this novel she dramatizes her unique philosophy through an intellectual mystery story that integrates ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, politics, economics, and sex.

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-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 woman who runs a transcontinental railroad...to the lowest track worker in her train tunnels.

Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller.

About the Author

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

Contextp. 1
Plot Overviewp. 5
Character Listp. 9
Analysis of Major Charactersp. 13
John Galtp. 13
Dagny Taggartp. 13
James (Jim) Taggartp. 14
Hank Reardenp. 14
Francisco D'Anconiap. 15
Themes, Motifs & Symbolsp. 17
The Importance of the Mindp. 17
The Evils of Collectivismp. 17
The Need to Integrate Mind and Bodyp. 18
Rhetorical Questionsp. 18
Motive Powerp. 18
Bridgesp. 19
The Sign of the Dollarp. 19
The Braceletp. 19
Wyatt's Torchp. 20
Atlasp. 20
Summary & Analysisp. 21
Part One, Chapters I-IIp. 21
Part One, Chapters III-IVp. 24
Part One, Chapters V-VIp. 28
Part One, Chapters VII-VIIIp. 31
Part One, Chapters IX-Xp. 34
Part Two, Chapters I-IIp. 37
Part Two, Chapters III-IVp. 41
Part Two, Chapters V-VIp. 44
Part Two, Chapters VII-VIIIp. 46
Part Two, Chapters IX-Xp. 49
Part Three, Chapters I-IIp. 51
Part Three, Chapters III-IVp. 54
Part Three, Chapters V-VIp. 58
Part Three, Chapters VII-VIIIp. 61
Part Three: Chapters IX-Xp. 64
Important Quotations Explainedp. 66
Key Factsp. 71
Study Questions & Essay Topicsp. 74
Study Questionsp. 74
Suggested Essay Topicsp. 77
Review & Resourcesp. 78
Quizp. 78
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 84
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ISBN: 9780452011878
ISBN-10: 0452011876
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
For Grades: 9+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1168
Published: 1st August 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 4.8
Weight (kg): 1.09
Edition Number: 35