"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 ...
"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.
Nicholas Gaetano cover Art. Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. -----------hard cover, a near Fine copy in a very slightly rubbed Near Fine dustjacket, a tight clean square copy of this classic, 1168 pages, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo.
George Salter. Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Facsimile edition, identical to the first edition, with isbn number on the rear panel of jacket. Book is crisp with light scattered, faint foxing on the endpapers, else about fine in a near-perfect jacket. Another tremendous novel by the author of "The Fountainhead".
Fine in Fine jacket. 8vo-8"-9" Tall. Centennial Edition, 9th printing thus, black paper over boards. Clean, crisp and unmarked. xv, 1168pp. Introduction by Leonard Peikoff. Dust jacket in new mylar cover. Jacket art by James Salter, same as the first edition.
Fine in fine jacket. With a New Introduction by Leonard Peikoff. 1168 pages, 8vo, cloth backed boards, d.w. New York: Dutton, (1992). 35th Anniversary Edition. A facsimile printed from the first hardcover edition.
Good in Fair jacket. 23rd Printing! In original jacket (now mylar-wrapped). Not price-clipped. No previous owner markings. Solid copy with faint corner bumping and rubbing to the edges. Some smudging to page ends. Jacket has tears and scuffs as well as some rubbing.
Very good in very good dust jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 1200 p. Audience: General/trade. First printing, thus. Subtle edge wear. Remainder mark to bottom page edges, otherwise unmarked. Jacket has subtle wear, unclipped.
Not A Book in Slipcase As New jacket. First Edition Clamshell Case Custom SLIPCASE only. [Not with Book] Hand-Crafted by our conservation team. Sculpted Upper Cover, After The Famous DJ's 'Graphic Design'. Finished in cloth or soft Dark Green Nuba®-a fine, supple & durable covering with a neutral ph, that has the feel of velvety soft Italian Nubuck® leather. Very Nice.
Very Good. No Jacket. The front inner hinge paper is split exposing the netting; the spine is cocked; water soiling to the lower portion of the pgs at the back with slight fragrance. Text is quite clean. Bound in light green cloth. A good reading copy or an inexpensive entry for a new collector of Ayn Rand 1st editions. 1168 pages.
I listened to the audio version but bought the 1957 book version for my daughter.
It's scary just how many parallels you can find in todays society. It's a good story with a powerful message that should be required reading, if not in high school at least in college. That it isn't, speaks volumes about our horrible schools &
universities. The story itself isn't finely crafted or expertly polished as some other writers of fiction that I have read but it serves as a framework for Ms. Rand to expound her theory and philosophy. There is a lot of it that could seem dated now some sixty years after its publication but that didn't bother me because of my age although todays younger generations might have a hard time imagining some of the importance or seriousness of the situations in the story.
Oct 7, 2014
This book, originally published in 1957, retains its relevance for the diagnosis of the ills of Western society in 2014, the poison of postmodernist nihilism, and beyond. It is a prelude to her solution of said problems, her philosophy of Objectivism. It should be read and understood by every thinking person in Western societies. Who is John Galt? It should be all of us!
Aug 15, 2013
I got interested in the book after seeing the two films. I am reading the entire book to compare the movie to the book. It is a long book, but I would recommend it to serious readers.
May 9, 2013
This book should be required reading for everybody!! For a book published over half a century ago it it accurately reflects what is happening in this country today. The "1984" of our generation! Read it!!
Mar 28, 2013
This story written in another era (the 50s) is so relevent to today it is almost frightening.
If you care about our freedom and what is happening to it you will be spellbound by this story.
I recommend this book to everyone who cares about our freedom/republic.
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